Texas Retail Gasoline Prices on the Rise

Staff Report
The Associated Press

Memorial Day is approaching, and that usually means higher gasoline prices.

The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows the price of regular grade self serve at the pump rose by 9 per gallon in Texas to $2.26 per gallon. That's about 25 cents higher than last month but about $1.40 per gallon less than last Memorial Day.

The national average rose 9 cents to $2.36 per gallon.

San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline in Texas at $2.21 per gallon. That's about 9 cents below last week. The most expensive gas in Texas is in El Paso, where regular self serve averages $2.30 per gallon, 16 cents more than last week.

The auto club says increased crude-oil prices are also fueling the retail price increase, as is the annual shift to more-expensive summer gasoline blends.

However, it says experts don't expect gasoline to reach the $4 per gallon level seen last summer.

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