AAA Texas Reports Rising Gas Prices As Demand Remains Strong – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The heat index isn’t the only thing rising in Texas, as the AAA signals an increase in gasoline prices due to high demand this summer.
Currently, the average price of gasoline in Texas is $ 2.84 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, which is 93 cents more per gallon compared to last year.
In a recent survey, the Automotive Membership Service found that Odessa and Midland drivers pay the most on average at $ 3.04, while drivers in the Houston and San Antonio areas pay the least at 2 , $ 78 per gallon.
After the Independence Day trip, the Energy Information Administration reported that the number of gasoline requests in the United States fell week by week, from a high of more than 10 million barrels per day to 9.3 million.
With increasing demand, gas stations are also experiencing an increase in crude oil prices, which is the main driver of what customers pay at the pump. AAA says crude oil prices have fluctuated this week as OPEC + members try to reach a deal on global production.
“The upward trend in gas prices continued for another week, but only pennies above the state average,” AAA Texas spokesman Daniel Armbruster said, in a written statement. “And although crude oil prices have been on a roller coaster of late, they remain high compared to last year, which is why we all pay more for gasoline.”
For more information on gas prices in your area, visit AAA Texas at www.AAA.com/mobile.