For the first time in awhile, gas prices are creeping back up. Local residents have noticed a sharp uptick in prices in the past week. On average, the price at the pump for a gallon of gas is $3.13 locally, which is up about three cents in the past week. It is still down about ten cents from a month ago, according to data from AAA. While experts had expected for prices to continue to sink, there appears to be a slight run up ahead of the holiday weekend next week.