Pricey at the pump: Gas prices going up this week, per AAA Texas

New AAA report says El Paso drivers are paying the most for gas

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, a gas pump reflecting current prices is seen in Orlando, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, the Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, a gas pump reflecting current prices is seen in Orlando, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, the Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

TEXAS – San Antonio drivers — if you had to fill up your gas tank this week, you probably noticed a hike in prices.

This comes after gas prices were just below $2 a gallon at area gas stations last week. AAA reported the drop in gas prices reached all states in the South and Southeast, except for Florida.

AAA report: Gas prices expected to fall under $2 per gallon next week

However, according to a new AAA report, the statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.14 per gallon of regular, unleaded fuel.

This is six cents more than this day last week and three cents more per gallon compared to this day last year, AAA officials say.

Drivers in El Paso are paying the most with an average of $2.36 per gallon, according to AAA Texas.

“Texas boasts some of the cheapest gas prices averages in the country,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster in a press release. “Whether that trend continues will depend on several factors including gasoline stock supply and demand.”

Gasoline stocks in the South and Southeast have also reportedly decreased for two weeks in a row, AAA reports.

For more information on area gas prices and what to expect, click here.


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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.