Summer road trips impact Texas gas prices

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The usual summer jump in prices at the gas pumps is under way.

AAA Texas is reporting the statewide average in Texas has climbed 7 cents to $2.54 this week.

The auto club’s Daniel Armbruster tells KTSA every major city in the state saw their gas prices climb, including San Antonio, where the average price is up by 8 cents to $2.44.

Armbruster says drivers will continue to see prices rise throughout the summer.

“As the weather warms up more people are hitting the roads for vacations and quick getaways. While drivers are paying more at the pump compared to the start of Summer, prices remain nine cents below levels seen at this time last year.”

As far as Hurricane Barry that swept through the Gulf last weekend, it had minimal impact on gas prices in the region.

The one refinery Barry forced to shut down is now in the restart process and other refineries that were in the storm’s path report few, if any, impacts on operations.

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