SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Have you noticed? Gas prices in San Antonio jumped 16 cents in one week. According to AAA Texas, the average price at the pump soared from $1.92 to $2.08 this past week.
Drivers across the Lone Star State are feeling the pinch.
“We saw an increase of 14 cents from a week ago to this week. The average statewide price at the pump is now $2.12 cents for a gallon of regular unleaded,” said Josh Zuber with AAA Texas.
Zuber told KTSA News we haven’t seen a week-to-week hike this big in gas prices since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August of 2017.
Drivers in Midland are paying the highest prices this week at an average of $2.40 a gallon.
“We’ve got a number of things behind that. We’re seeing some refinery maintenance issues happening and we’re finally seeing the global supply of crude oil tightening as a result of that OPEC cut we’ve been talking about,” said Zuber.
With the busy spring and summer travel season ahead, we can expect to continue paying higher prices at the pump.
“Take all those unnecessary items in your vehicle out of your trunk or the back seat. That should help improve your fuel efficiency,” said Zuber.
He also recommends “gentle driving” to save on fuel.
“Try not to slam on the gas pedal or slam on the brakes. Really, gentle driving will save you money down the road,” said Zuber.