Gas prices spring to seven-month high

Boerne gas war sends prices as low as $2.99 a gallon

Gas prices have risen to their highest levels since summer, except in Boerne where motorists are enjoying the results of a mini gas war. 

Monday morning saw a steady stream of customers waiting to fill up for $2.99 a gallon at the HEB at Bandera and Wanda.

"I was very surprised to see it under three dollars again," said motorist Trish Mayer.

"That's the first time I've seen it drop a quarter in one day," said Brian Lowe, who was taking advantage of the price drop.

Prices have been on a spring surge, rising another 12 cents in the past month to the highest they've been since mid-September.  

Although motorists say fuel efficiency and low gas prices are important to them, they continue to fill up the guzzlers in large numbers.

"The space is worth more than the smaller car's (fuel efficiency)," said Janice Zeger, who was filling up her Suburban.

Nicole Ortega said her husband has a small car, but she was topping off her Tahoe with E-85 fuel.

"It actually fits my needs as a human," she said. "I can load lots of stuff in it. I have children. It's just better for me."

The average price of unleaded Monday in San Antonio was $3.29, according to AAA. 

That's 11 cents cheaper than the same time one year ago and the cheapest in the state.  Dallas' average was $3.48 per gallon.

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