(Nexstar) – Another week and another rise at the fuel pump.
According to AAA Texas, the average price for a gallon of gas in Texas is up to $2.12, which is two cents more than this day last week, but 11 cents less than the same day last year.
Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.32, according to AAA. Drivers in Odessa and Midland are not far behind paying $2.30 and $2.27 respectively.
AAA says this is the highest price Texans have paid since early March and attribute the increase to rising oil prices.
“Rising crude oil prices have led to an increase at the pump for drivers in the Lone Star State,” AAA Spokesman Daniel Armbruster. “And while the price increase trend has shown signs of slowing, higher crude oil prices may be on the horizon despite gasoline demand continuing to be below January 2020 levels.”
The national average for a gallon of gas is around $2.40.