Statewide Gas Price Tops $2 A Gallon For The First Time In 43 Weeks

The Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch says the statewide average gas price in Texas is $2.12 a gallon for regular unleaded. That price is up 13 cents from a week ago, but it's 15 cents less than a year ago. The Lone Star State gas price average broke a 301 day streak below two dollars a gallon last weekend. The national average is $2.38. Demand is still relatively low because of the pandemic, but it's starting to rise while crude oil prices climb as well. The average price at the pump in Austin is $2.08.

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