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AAA: Gas prices jump five cents this week

January 25, 2018 - 10:14 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The price at the pump jumped another four cents this week in the Austin area, according to the latest numbers from AAA Texas.

AAA Texas' Weekend Gas Watch indicates the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Austin-San Marcos metro is $2.29 this week. The average is 20 cents higher than this time a year ago. Statewide, the average is $2.33 - up five cents from last week and 22 cents from a year ago. The national average is $2.56, up two cents from last week and 27 cents from a year ago.

Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.50 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.23 per gallon.

Today, drivers can find gas for $2.50 or less at 58 percent of gas stations across the United States. In Texas, all cities surveyed by AAA Texas have regular unleaded gas price averages less than the national average.

"This week, Texas drivers are paying an average of five cents more per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline than last week," said Daniel Armbruster with AAA Texas.

In the south and southeast, Florida and Louisiana not only lead the region with the largest increases on the week, but land on this week’s top 10 states with the biggest change in pump prices. Florida drivers saw an increase of nine cents this week, while Louisiana saw a five cent jump.

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