SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Can’t remember the last time gas prices were this high?

That’s because they never have been.

AAA Texas is out with the weekly survey of gas prices across Texas and they’re reporting the statewide average is $4.00 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

That price is 62 cents more than from this day last week and is $1.45 more per gallon compared to this day last year.

Drivers in Texas are paying the 14th lowest gas price average of any state across the country.
The highest prices in the country are in California where it is $5.69 on average for a gallon over regular unleaded.

It’s the first time gas prices have reached that point and according to the auto club, they’re not going to slow down anytime soon.

They’re placing the blame on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Market analysts attribute the sudden spike to uncertainty in the global oil market as to how big of an impact the loss of Russian crude will have as many nations have stopped importing Russian oil.

In Texas, the highest prices are find in El Paso where drivers are having to cough up $4.19 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The lowest prices are in the Amarillo area at $3.74.

Here in San Antonio the average price is at $3.96 for a gallon of regular unleaded. That’s an increase of 62 cents over last week and $1.49 more than what we were paying a year ago.

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