Texas gas prices hit 3 year high, AAA reports

AAA says gas prices in Texas have risen $1.10 in the last year

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SAN ANTONIOGas prices are at a three-year high in Texas, according to a new report from AAA.

Statewide gas prices are averaging $2.73 a gallon for regular unleaded fuel, AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch data shows.

That’s an increase of $1.10 per gallon compared to Memorial Day weekend in 2020.

These prices, however, are similar to what motorists were paying on Memorial Day weekend in 2018 when the cost of fuel was $2.77 a gallon.

While year-to-year Texas gas prices are at least $1 more per gallon heading into this Memorial Day, drivers are paying similar prices seen on Memorial Day 2018. (AAA)

AAA data suggests that 2.8 million Texas drivers will travel 50 miles or more over Memorial Day weekend.

Texas motorists are still paying some of the cheapest gas prices in the U.S.

Gasprices.aaa.com shows Texas gas prices are currently averaging $2.73 a gallon while the national average sits at $3.04 as of May 27.

San Antonio gas prices are averaging $2.63 a gallon which is the lowest price per gallon for fuel in the state except for Amarillo, AAA data shows.

Drivers in Texas are paying some of the cheapest gas prices in the U.S., ranking 3rd lowest in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com. (AAA)

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route on the AAA App for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at www.AAA.com/mobile.

Related: There is no gas shortage in Texas, experts say


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.