A gallon of regular in San Antonio now costs $3.31
Despite past trends, gas prices had actually been dropping for the first part of the summer. Those days are now starting to feel like distant memories. "For the third week in a row, gas prices are up again in Texas," says Doug Shupe with AAA-Texas.
He says a gallon of regular in San Antonio rose about nine-cents on average this past week. That pushes the average price to around $3.31 a gallon. Shupe says that's still 26-cents less than people were paying this time last year but all signs point to higher prices as we move further into summer.
"It's really hard to say where gas prices are going from this point," says Shupe. "There are some analyst out there who believe we won't break out of this mid three dollar a gallon range until mid to late September." But as always, Shupe says a myriad of different factors are at play this time of year that could have a big impact on prices. "As we move further into hurricane season, the possibility of storms could also impact gas prices."
Statewide, the average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.36, up seven cents from a week ago.