IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Retail gasoline prices across Texas increased by a penny this week, but many commuters across the metroplex have seen much larger increases.
AAA Texas said Thursday the statewide average is 6 cents more than this time last year, currently at $3.46 a gallon. The national average stands at $3.65.
Many stations in Dallas-Fort Worth are now charging $3.59 for regular unleaded, a jump of 10 to 15 cents since Tuesday.
GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says a small tornado hit the nation’s third-largest refinery early Wednesday in Louisiana, which has pushed prices up.