Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country are higher this week.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 2 cents to reach an average $2.45 per gallon. Drivers nationwide are paying a penny more this week at an average $2.67 per gallon.
“Drivers in every city across Texas are seeing gas price averages below the national average this week,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson. “Texas has the 6th lowest statewide average for regular unleaded fuel across the country this week. While pump prices are relatively low, market analysts anticipate drivers will begin to see an increase as we head into spring and early summer.”
The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.69 per gallon. San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline statewide at an average $2.32 per gallon.
AAA officials say the national gas price average has matched the 2017 peak of $2.67 per gallon, which occurred in September during the days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas.
Association experts say current demand for gasoline remains robust.