(Big 2/Fox 24) – Gas prices in Texas are on the rise this week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
The average price now sits at $1.80, which is a 14-cent increase from last week and is below the national average of $2.08.
“Texas hasn’t seen gas prices this low at the beginning of June since 2005,” Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas Spokesman, said in a statement. “Demand for retail gasoline continues to rise forcing pump prices up for drivers. While gas prices are increasing, Texas has the 5th lowest gas price average of any state in the country at $1.80 per gallon.”
AAA Texas says drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $1.92, with drivers in Lubbock paying the least at $1.70 on average.