Winter weather causing rising fuel prices, AAA Texas says

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(Nexstar) – The winter storm impacting the entire State of Texas has made an impact on fuel costs, according to AAA Texas.

According to a release, the average price in the state is now at $2.24 per gallon, which is up four cents from last week and up 15 cents from the same time last year.

“We urge drivers in the impacted areas to avoid unnecessary travel and not rush to get gas,” Spokesman Danial Armbruster said. “These are temporary outages not a shortage.”

Drivers in El Paso are currently paying the most on average at $2.48, but Midland and Odessa are not far behind at $2.42 and $2.41.

Gas supply has tightened as the winter storm impacted refineries in the Gulf, according to AAA Texas.

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