NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Gas prices are once again on the rise in New Mexico with the average at $3.09 per gallon. That’s 11 cents higher than a week ago

Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces all saw increases at $3.04, $2.96, and $3.22.

On the flip side, Farmington actually saw a drop from $3.56 last week to $3.44, and while prices are higher than last week, they are down 12 cents from a year ago.

“They are going up and down; it’s a roller coaster. Some days, you know, you are excited, ’cause – oh gosh – they went down then, literally the next day, they’re up all the way to $2.99, I believe it was the other day,” said resident Caroline Wolf.

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AAA said increasing crude oil prices are to blame, but this weekend’s cold weather could affect fuel deliveries and push prices higher.