Holiday Demand Forces Gas Prices To Inch Up

A greater demand for gasoline during the busy holiday travel season has contributed to an increase this week in retail gas prices in Texas.

Triple A is reporting the average price at the pump statewide increased by 4 cents to $2.21 per gallon. The Laredo area saw the largest jump, with regular unleaded prices jumping by an average of 15 cents per gallon.

Of the major metro regions in Texas, drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.11 a gallon, while motorists in Midland are paying the most at $2.50.

Alabama is home to the nation’s lowest prices while Texas ranks among the top five.

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