AAA Texas released the following on Texas gas prices:
The average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Texas is now $3.49. That's $0.13 more than last week.
Drivers in Dallas/Fort Worth are paying the most on average at $3.52, and motorists in El Paso are paying the least at $3.21. The average in the Lone Star State is 17 cents less than the national gas price average of $3.66 a gallon.
The higher pump prices are due to rising global crude oil prices, much more expensive domestic ethanol as a result of the current Midwestern drought and an increase in demand due to the summer driving season.
"Right now Texans are paying about $49 to fill up a typical vehicle's 14-gallon tank," said AAA Texas/New Mexico Public Affairs Representative Doug Shupe. "Some analysts say drivers will likely face higher pump prices in the weeks ahead until the summer draws to a close. Price decreases may resume in the fall when summer travel ends."