El Paso Gas Prices Jump

El Paso Gas Prices Jump
Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:57pm

El Paso - Gas prices jumped six cents in the past week.

The weekly AAA survey now puts regular unleaded in the Sun City at $2.68 a gallon.

That is higher than any major city in the state.

AAA says gasoline averaged $2.57 a gallon in Texas.  That compares to a national average of $2.71.

The auto club statement cites a slightly stronger economy and a soft dollar for strengthening crude oil prices around $80 a barrel, which is only now becoming felt at Texas gas pumps.

The cheapest gasoline in Texas is found in Houston and San Antonio, where it's averaging $2.52 per gallon.

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