Drivers in El Paso are not seeing any relief at the pump. Prices have jumped slightly once again this week. Now the average for a regular gallon of gas is $3.04, according to AAA Texas.
That is $0.84 more than drivers were paying a year ago.
The Sun City is one of only three metropolitan areas in Texas paying more than $3.00 per gallon. The other two are Midland at $3.09 and Odessa at $3.06.
The lowest gas prices in the state are in Wichita Falls, where drivers are paying $2.64 per gallon.
Local drivers tell KTSM they are certainly feeling the impacts.
“You know I’m trying to save up my money to actually get my education instead of save up my money to get to my education,” Andrew McCullen said.
McCullen says he and his family have been planning a road trip to San Antonio for the Summer but with current prices that may not happen.
“Who knows how we’re going to plan for that financially. It’s about 28 bucks every time I fill up and it’s not going to be a good investment in the long run,” McCullen said.
AAA Texas reports that several cities actually saw prices drop slightly or remain steady, which it predicts could be a sign prices will remain steady through the Summer.