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Gas Prices Rise In Texas

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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A woman at the gas pump. (credit: Thinkstock)

A woman at the gas pump. (credit: Thinkstock)

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Reports indicate that retail gasoline prices in the state of Texas have risen three cents this week, with the average price of a gallon of gasoline being $3.41.

On Thursday, AAA Texas reported the national average rose by a five cents bringing the average to $3.60 per gallon.

Within Texas, the city of Amarillo has the most expensive gasoline. The price of gasoline there has risen to 20 cents, making the average price per gallon $3.60. The cheapest place to purchase gas in Texas is within the city of Beaumont with an average of $3.31 per gallon.

The reason for the spike in gas prices is being attributed to crude oil prices placing upward pressure on retail gas prices. Tight supplies and planned refinery maintenance are also factors cited as reasons for higher prices at the pump.

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