AAA: Texas gas prices get closer to $4 mark; Prices in San Antonio still below state, national averages

Price for regular gallon of gas now $3.75 in San Antonio area

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonians are feeling the pain at the pump more than ever as gas prices continue to skyrocket.

“This is actually my first tank of gas that I’m paying double,” said Gloria Cervera.

Cervera is one of the countless drivers just trying to get by with the recent price surge.

Her daily commute is nearly 30 minutes each way, meaning Cervera has had to figure out how to stretch her dollar even further. Like many others, she’s also had to adjust other aspects of driving.

“Aside from working, I have to drop our kids at daycare,” said Cervera. “I have to make a list of everything I got to do while I’m out. It’s just trying to avoid the extra trips.”

As of Tuesday, AAA reported the current average for a gallon of regular gas in the San Antonio area was $3.75.

A week ago, the average price for regular unleaded was $3.27 and a month ago, the price was $3.04 in San Antonio. Those figures are still less than prices across the state.

The current average across Texas is $3.85 and many counties in West Texas are nearing the $4 per gallon mark.

Across the country, AAA reports the national average for a regular gallon of gas is $4.17, breaking the previous record of $4.11 from July 2008.

The $4 mark might be a deal-breaker for many drivers. “I’m thinking, I need to start working from home,” said Cervera.

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RJ Marquez is the traffic anchor/reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He also fills in as a news anchor and has covered stories from breaking news and Fiesta to Spurs championships and high school sports. RJ started at KSAT in 2010. He is proud to serve our viewers and be a part of the culture and community that makes San Antonio great.

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