Retail gasoline prices across the state have jumped 6 cents per gallon this week.
Retail gasoline prices across Texas edged up slightly but continue to remain much lower than this time last year.
Gas prices are hitting a dubious mark. According to AAA, Tuesday will be the 1,000th day that the national average price for gasoline is at or above $3.00 per gallon.
Nearly 2.5 million Texans are planning a Labor Day getaway, according to AAA Texas.
Today will be the busiest travel day for the July 4th holiday period. Nearly three million Texans are expected to travel this holiday week, with some 2.4 million o f them traveling by car or truck.
More people are driving to Dallas County for work than any other county in the state, according to the US Census Bureau.
Texas had the most expensive statewide average on record for gasoline in 2012, with the annual average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.43.
AAA predicts 43.6 million people nationwide will travel 50 miles or more this holiday season.
Texas troopers will be out in force during the Thanksgiving holiday period looking for drunken drivers and other highway safety violators.
A travel group has predicted nearly 3.3 million Texans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday period.
The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they’ll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight.
Gas prices are sharply lower in Texas, and analysts say the drop is due in part to falling demand because so many vehicles and airplanes on the East Coast were idled by Superstorm Sandy.