(Big 2/Fox 24) – Gas prices in Texas are up slightly following the Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA Texas.
Officials say the statewide average price for a gallon of gas sits right at $1.85, which is five cents more than this day last week but down 38 cents from this time last year.
Additionally, drivers in Odessa are paying the most on average at the pump at $2.09 per gallon, according to the release.
“The statewide average increased from last week even as demand fell across the country,” AAA Texas Spokesman Daniel Armbruster said. “Even as prices at the pump jumped week-to-week, Texans are still paying far less than this time last year.”
The national average for a gallon of gas is well above the state’s at $2.16, the release reads.