COPPELL (AP) – Retail gasoline prices across Texas rose an average 3 cents per gallon this week.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.63 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices are up 2 cents this week to reach an average $2.84 per gallon.

Association officials say El Paso has the most expensive gasoline in Texas at an average $2.95 per gallon, which is 11 cents higher than a week ago. Drivers in San Antonio and the Sherman-Denison area have the cheapest gasoline statewide at an average $2.53 per gallon.

Association experts say crude oil prices rose following the announcement that the U.S. will reinstate sanctions on Iran.

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