Gas Prices Up, But Still Lower Than Last Summer

The average gallon of gas in Texas costs $2.10, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

That's two cents higher than last week and is 10 cents more per gallon compared to the same time last year.

It's still below the national average of $2.29, for regular unleaded.

“A fill up for a family-sized vehicle, or a 14-gallon tank, is averaging $29 in Texas this week,” said AAA's Daniel Armbruster. “With a few more weeks of summer ahead and plenty of time to fit in more leisure travel before school begins, analysts say demand for gasoline may increase before the summer travel season ends."

Earlier this week across the country, at least 39 states saw prices increase on average by three cents – a major swing from last week when only nine states posted more expensive gas prices on the week. The South and Southeast saw gas prices increase this week with Florida and Texas seeing the biggest jumps across the region. Even with prices going up, the South and Southeast region carries the country’s cheapest gas prices. Analysts say if demand maintains its upward momentum and wholesale crude oil prices increase, consumers will likely see higher retail gas prices at the pump.

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. 

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