(WXYZ) - Last week’s heat-wave not only cooked the metro area, it also may be partially to blame for a spike in gas prices.
The statewide average is now at $3.52 a gallon.
The good news is -- gas is still a lot cheaper now than it was a year ago. Gas is cheaper by almost 24 cents year over year.
There’s a few reasons for the recent jump in prices - geo-political issues, specifically some political problems in Iran - and locally - apparently oil refineries don’t like the heat and that’s why gas is up on average in the state by 12 cents a gallon.
As far as Labor Day is concerned, experts are hoping that prices are not going to jump too high.
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