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Texas Gas Prices Rise By a Nickel

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.33 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents more than last week and is 22 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.50 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.23 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.56, which is two cents more than this day last week and 27 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Today, drivers can find gas for $2.50 or less at 58 percent of gas stations across the United States. In Texas, all cities surveyed by AAA Texas have regular unleaded gas price averages less than the national average.

“This week, Texas drivers are paying an average of five cents more per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline than last week,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Senior Public Affairs specialist. “For the best fuel economy, drivers should maintain steady speeds. A vehicle burns extra fuel during acceleration. Use cruise control when appropriate to assist in remaining at a steady speed. For more tips on conserving fuel, find the Gas Watcher’s Guide on AAA.com”

The Austin-Round Rock area's average price at the pump is $2.29.

Prices up to date at press time using market prices posted at 3:41 a.m. Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at www.AAA.com/mobile.

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