Gas prices continue to rise in Central Texas, with per gallon costs reaching the highest they've been since 2014.

KCEN reports that according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, the average per gallon price in Texas is $3.02 for regular unleaded, the 3rd lowest in the country according to but still $1.15 more than last year at this time.

Daniel Armbruster with AAA Texas says, “Texas hasn’t seen the statewide average above three dollars per gallon since October 2014. Gas prices may continue to rise as demand for fuel products has been robust and there continues to be supply chain disruptions like with many other industries.”  

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The national average for gas is $3.37 per gallon. Here in Texas prices can range from as low as $2.92 per gallon in cities like Lubbock and Denison/Sherman to as high as $3.46 per gallon in El Paso. Here in Temple I'm seeing $2.89 in most places.

President Biden addressed the rising costs of gas during a CNN town hall Thursday night and says he doesn’t envision gas prices going down until 2022 according to a report from FOXBusiness"I don’t see anything that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices right now, my guess is you’ll start to see gas prices come down as we get by going into the winter, I mean excuse me, into next year in 2022."  

The prices fluctuate on a daily basis. Currently, Texas is one of two states where the average price of gas per gallon is below the $3 mark. Oklahoma is the other. Those prices are expected to go up so fill up now while you still have a chance to save a few pennies.

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