Texas retail gas prices rise by a penny

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

HOUSTON (AP) - The AAA travel group says retail unleaded gasoline prices across Texas have risen by an average of a penny to $3.42 a gallon.

AAA Texas on Thursday said the national average, meanwhile, dropped by a penny to $3.53.

The statewide price is 13 cents less than what Texas motorists were paying at this time a year ago.

Of the metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Dallas and Fort Worth are paying the most at $3.48, and drivers in El Paso are paying the least at $3.33.

Texans now pay about $48 to fill a 14-gallon tank.

AAA says turmoil in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere is contributing to higher crude oil prices.

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