AAA Texas: Crude oil prices above $80/barrel, statewide average fuel prices continue rising

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Oil prices are on the rise as the war in Ukraine continues and China relaxes COVID-19 restrictions, according to AAA Texas.

As crude oil prices remain north of $80 a barrel and oil demand increases, the Texas average price for regular unleaded remains the lowest in the country, but it is also well-above $3.00 per gallon right now.

“Volatility remains front-and-center in the energy markets, but overall, there has been upward pressure on fuel prices,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “To get the best fuel economy, it’s important to remember to drive within posted speed limits, keep your vehicle well-maintained and use an app – such as the AAA mobile app – to see how much stations are charging in your area.”

In just one week, the average price for regular unleaded in Texas has gone up 14 cents, and the current mark of $3.13 per gallon is 13 cents more than what Texans were paying one year ago.

The San Antonio average price for regular has shot up 16 cents from last week’s average price of $2.98, also putting the Alamo City well-above $3 per gallon.

Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.39 per gallon while drivers in Houston and Beaumont are paying the least at $3.08 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.50, which is 12 cents more when compared to this day last week and 16 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Drivers in Hawaii are paying the most at $4.94 on average for a gallon of regular unleaded.

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