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AAA Texas: Gas Prices Continue Rising Across Texas

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Coppell – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.63 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

That price is three cents more than last week and is 45 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in

Texas, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.95 while drivers in San Antonio and Sherman/Denison are paying the least at $2.53 per

gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.84, which is two cents more than this day last week and 50 cents more than the

price per gallon at this same time last year.

Gas prices increased in most Texas cities over the past week. The largest price jump week-to-week was in El Paso where drivers are paying 11 cents more,

on average, for a gallon of gas today than they were on this day last week. The only area where prices dropped from last week was Sherman/Denison,

where the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline decreased by a penny.

“Texans are paying 45 cents more for gas today than they were one year ago,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson. “As

gas prices continue to rise, more Americans are considering purchasing an electric vehicle, according to a recent AAA survey. Drivers can learn more about

the latest electric vehicles by stopping in the nearest AAA Texas branch to pick up a Green Car Guide.”

Following the announcement that the U.S. will reinstate sanctions on Iran, crude oil prices increased. Any impact on oil prices that happens now could affect

retail gas prices later this summer.

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.

To help members and non-members identify quality auto repair shops that can assist in the maintenance and repair of their vehicles, AAA offers the

Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. AAA-approved repair facilities meet and maintain high professional standards for training,

equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local auto repair facilities, or search for a nearby

AAA-approved shop online at AAA.com/Repair. AAA Texas branch offices throughout the state can be found by visiting www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas

on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas.

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