COPPELL (AP) – Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices have increased a penny this week.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.43 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. are paying an average $2.66 per gallon.

The association survey found Odessa has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.68 per gallon. San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline statewide at an average $2.32 per gallon.

AAA experts say strong demand and preparation for summer gasoline are key factors that have driven gas prices higher into early spring.

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