By CBSDFW.com Staff

(CBSDFW.COM) – Drivers in Texas are seeing some of the highest gas prices on average this week in nearly two years, AAA reports.

The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded is now at $2.57, which is 10 cents more than last week and 54 cents more than this time last year.

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According to AAA, drivers in Midland are paying the highest on average at $2.86, while those in the Sherman-Denison are seeing the least at $2.47.

AAA reports the increase in gas prices is attributed to the continuing rise in crude oil prices. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Counties and its allies (OPEC+) decided to keep production cuts through April, according to AAA.

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“Gas prices are expected to keep rising in the coming days as crude oil prices climb,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “As a result, Texans are paying the highest gas prices in almost two years.”

The last time the average was this high in Texas was Memorial Day in 2019.

On a national level, drivers in Texas are still paying the third-lowest prices, just behind Mississippi and Louisiana.

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The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is at $2.83, which is nine cents more than last week and 49 cents more than this time last year.

CBSDFW.com Staff