The start of the new year saw an increase in gas prices, with the national average price for a gallon of gasoline costing $2.49, an increase of five cents on the week.
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is due to higher crude oil costs.
Sunday national gas price average is $2.49, which unchanged in the last week, up a penny in the last month and 12 cents higher than this time previous year. In Massachusetts, it's still 19 cents higher than at this time a year ago, when prices were averaging $2.29.
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Newton exited Carolina's wild-card loss to the New Orleans Saints after taking a hit to the head in the fourth quarter. Newton later said he did NOT feel like he had a concussion, but suffered an eye injury from his helmet slipping down.
Two gas stations have raised the price of gas again this time by 15 cents.
At the close of trading Friday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil settled at $61.44 per barrel, $1.02 higher than the previous week.
According to AAA, the first part of a new year is traditionally strong for oil prices. The last increase was on January 1, 2018, to $3.88 per gallon.
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Gas prices held steady during the first week of 2018 in Southwest Florida, and analysts say drivers can expect to see a seasonal slide in what they pay at the pump. Spring is one of two times a year that refineries go offline to conduct maintenance on their equipment and switch from winter to summer-blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce.
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