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Gas prices rise across Texas but should fall once school starts

Gas prices at the Circle K/Valero station in Burnet on Aug. 2, 2021

Gas prices at the Circle K/Valero station at 105 Water St. in Burnet on Aug. 2. Gas prices across the state have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week. Staff photo by Brigid Cooley

Texas gas prices have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84 a gallon Aug. 2, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations in the state. GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades.

Prices are driven by an increase in summer driving, according to GasBuddy, and are expected to decrease once schools open for classes in mid- to late August.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest gas in Texas is $2.49 a gallon and the most expensive is $3.49 a gallon, a $1 difference. Gas prices in Texas are 3.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand at 97.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Highland Lakes gas prices for Aug. 2 as listed on GasBuddy:

H-E-B, 1503 RR 1431 West in Marble Falls

  • Regular: $2.70
  • Midgrade: $2.95
  • Premium: $3.24
  • Diesel: $2.86

Walmart, 2612 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls

  • Regular: $2.69
  • Midgrade: $2.91
  • Premium: $3.16
  • Diesel: $2.86

WakePoint LBJ, 14757 RR 1431 West in Kingsland 

  • Regular: $2.83
  • Midgrade: $2.94
  • Premium: $3.24 
  • Diesel: $2.91

Circle K/Valero, 105 Water St. in Burnet

  • Regular: $2.74
  • Midgrade: $3.14
  • Premium: $3.54
  • Diesel: $2.85 

Average gas prices can fluctuate on a daily basis. 

  • Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
  • Midland Odessa — $3 a gallon
  • San Antonio — $2.70 a gallon
  • Austin — $2.77 a gallon

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 a gallon Aug. 2. The national average is up 3.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands at 98.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

editor@thepicayune.com