AAA Texas Reports Record Average Gas Cost in Texas

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) – ValleyCentral speaks with experts about what to expect as average gas in Texas hits an all-time high.

On Tuesday, AAA Texas announced a new record for the average cost of unleaded gasoline per gallon and many say they can smell it already.

“It hurts! you feel it,” a Harlingen man told a gas pump. “I think a lot of people are feeling it these days.”

Local residents of the Rio Grande Valley at the pumps on Tuesday said they found extra work to offset inflation in gasoline prices.

“Through extra work to pay the bills because gas prices have gone up,” one man said.

Others mentioned seeing the money they had to fuel the gas pump.

“Mostly because I do delivery as a driver so I usually live on tips so that’s what I usually use for gas,” said another man who was pumping gas.

AAA Texas spokesman Daniel Armbruster said the state average for unleaded gasoline per gallon rose to $4.07 today.

Meanwhile, the average gas price in Brownsville is $3.98 and $3.99 in McAllen, according to Armbruster.

“Today we saw several cities in Texas, including the statewide average, hit new records we’ve never seen before, so it will likely only be a few days before the South of Texas also hits a new record,” Armbruster said.

Armbruster added that the world receives most crude oil from Russia, but due to the conflict with Ukraine, the market is volatile.

“So when a country that is a major contributor of crude oil to the global market goes offline, the question becomes, where is the supply coming from? and that’s what investors are looking for,” Armbruster said. .

Europe considered other providers but made no official changes.

Meanwhile, high travel months like summer will continue to drive up the cost of prices, Armbruster said.

“But even when the price of crude drops, gas prices continue to rise simply because of the uncertainty: where is that supply coming from in the future?” said Armbruster.

Until prices come down, some say they’ll have to make cuts where they can.

“No more daily trips to the gas station or the grocery store, or you know I’m just stuck at home,” one Harlingen resident told the pump.

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