The average price per gallon at San Antonio gas pumps continues to nudge up near the $2 mark–and the climb up may not quite be over–thanks to the tropical weather potentially threatening Gulf Coast refineries this week.
“Rainfall could be a major concern” Gasbuddy dot-com’s Patrick DeHaan told KTSA News, adding “We’ve already seen some refineries shutting down because of the previous flooding experience in Louisiana.”
On the other hand though, DeHaan said there is some downward pressure already building on prices–thanks to a retreat for the crude oil market to start the new week.
“There’s more downward pressure on gas prices likely coming over the next few weeks as demand for gasoline drops as the summer driving season wraps up” DeHaan said.
And, at $1.99 on average, DeHaan said San Antonio remains a big time bargain when compared to most of the rest of the country.
“Only a few areas now–just three states–with gas prices averaging under $2 per gallon” DeHaan said.