There's more pain at the pump for drivers around Houston if you are filling up today.
AAA Texas says gas here is up to $2.63 a gallon, which is three cents higher than it was last week. The statewide average in Texas is $2.67 for a gallon of regular. That price is two cents more than this day last week and is 34 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $3.08 while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.58 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.91, which is the same price as this day last week and 43 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
“Rising crude oil prices caused by global supply concerns and geopolitical tensions are forcing pump prices up across many parts of the country including here in Texas,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “Fall gas prices have not been this expensive since 2014.”