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Texas gas prices still climbing

Staff report

Texas gas prices continued to rise rapidly over the week, with no immediate end in sight.

GasBuddy, a consumer website, says prices in this state rose 8.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.40 per gallon of regular Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 26.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, 2.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
The cheapest station in Texas was priced at $2.09 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $3.19, a difference of $1.10.

The average price of gas in Jefferson County was $2.35 per gallon on Monday morning.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.62 Monday. The national average is up 22.2 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 2.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back a decade:

March 25, 2018: $2.37 (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
March 25, 2017: $2.10 (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
March 25, 2016: $1.87 (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)
March 25, 2015: $2.22 (U.S. Average: $2.42/g)
March 25, 2014: $3.34 (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
March 25, 2013: $3.54 (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
March 25, 2012: $3.77 (U.S. Average: $3.90/g)
March 25, 2011: $3.44 (U.S. Average: $3.56/g)
March 25, 2010: $2.68 (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)
March 25, 2009: $1.91 (U.S. Average: $1.98/g)

“Gasoline prices have increased in all 50 states in the last week as refineries continue working toward cleaner, more expensive gasoline and as oil prices have continued creeping higher,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said. “There shouldn’t be any surprises that prices continue to migrate higher given the warnings in the past few months, thought that doesn’t make it any easier for motorists to digest higher gas prices.

“Unfortunately as seasonal issues continue to weigh on markets along with higher oil prices, it’s likely we’ll continue to be in this pattern for at least a few more weeks.”