AAA Texas: State average gas price up six cents as summer driving season nears

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A gasoline station attendant pumps diesel into a car at a filling station on March 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

TEXAS (Nexstar)- The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.64 for a gallon of regular fuel, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 

That price is six cents more than on this day last week and $1.14 more per gallon compared to this day last year. 

Drivers in Midland and El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.90 per gallon. 

“Pump prices have increased this week in every major metro area across the Lone Star State,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “Rising COVID-19 cases in some overseas countries are causing demand concerns in global markets and crude oil prices have been fluctuating. Nonetheless, oil and gas market dynamics in Texas imply retail fuel prices may continue to rise as demand for gasoline is expected to increase with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and as more Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Drivers in Texas are paying some of the cheapest gas prices in the U.S., ranking 3rd lowest in the country.

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