After a bit of break at the end of 2011, crude oil prices are reacting to a positive market and climbing into the new year. Marie Dodds at Triple A says that means the price at the pump is inching up again. Even though Oregon is out of the top five most expensive in the country this week, Dodds says the state's position probably won't last long. Forecasts are calling for higher gas prices overall in 2012. Bend's average this week is $3.39.