WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - The statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Texas is now $2.70 a gallon, according to AAA Texas.
The price is seven cents higher than this time last week and is 53 cents more than last year.
Of the major metropolitan areas in Texas, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.99 while drivers in Amarillo and San Antonio are paying the least on average at $2.60 a gallon.
In Wichita Falls, the average price for gas is now $2.61 a gallon. According to Gasbuddy, the cheapest gas is at the Dollar Saver on Sheppard Access Road at $2.49 a gallon.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now at $2.90 a gallon.