Prices at the pump continue to climb

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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – If you’re hitting the road for Spring Break, you’ll be paying more to fill up the gas tank.

AAA Texas says prices at the pump across the state jumped 8 cents this week to settle at an average of $2.29 for a gallon of regular unleaded. In San Antonio, prices held steady.

“You’re at $2.17 a gallon. That’s the same price as last week,” said Josh Zuber with AAA Texas.

The national average price is $2.52 for a gallon of regular unleaded, which is seven cents more than last week.

Prices in Texas and across the nation have steadily increased for the last three weeks. Zuber says you can blame higher demand and lower gasoline stocks. With the busy driving season upon us, you can expect prices to continue to climb.

“Refinery maintenance season for the spring time is going to affect gas prices , as well,” said Zuber.

However, AAA doesn’t expect this year’s national high to be nearly as expensive as last year’s peak price of $2.97 a gallon.

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