Higher crude oil prices are being blamed for retail gasoline prices that climbed for a second week in a row across Texas.
A Shell station in Hurst at Loop 820 and State Highway 10 is selling a gallon of regular unleaded for $3.02.
"I definitely wasn't ready for it," driver Cesar Ortiz said. "You know, I didn't think it was going to be that high that quick."
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The weekly AAA Texas gasoline price survey released Thursday showed the average retail price of a gallon of regular unleaded climbed 2 cents across Texas to $2.94 and a penny across the nation to $3.09.
Crude oil traded at almost $92 per barrel, its highest level since early October 2008.
The most expensive gasoline in Texas was in Fort Worth, where the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded climbed 6 cents to $2.97.
But the North Texas average is still less than the national average of $3.09.