Those gas prices continue to climb at pumps across the Alamo City–but the experts will tell you things could be much worse as you’re filling up.
“In fact, prices (in the San Antonio area) today are still 40-cents lower than last year” Gasbuddy dot-com’s Patrick DeHaan told KTSA News.
DeHaan said rising crude oil prices are driving the market right now–while a number of other potential factors seem to be cooperating with your budget.
“In fact, it’s been a bit of a quiet spring so far, if you factor in there haven’t been any major refinery issues to speak of” DeHaan said, adding “I don’t know if that will end up costing us in the weeks and months ahead if refineries ramp up maintenance work. For the time being, gasoline production remains quite healthy, and that is acting as somewhat of a cap.”
DeHaan expects the rate of those price increases to continue to slow in the weeks ahead.
“At least temporarily. Unless there’s something major and unexpected that takes place with refinery maintenance season. That’s always a wild card every spring” DeHaan said.
For now, you’ll run in to a wide range of pump prices, depending on where you are in town.
“Gas prices across San Antonio range from anywhere from the $1.50’s all the way up to the $1.90’s” DeHaan said.