The average price for a gallon of unleaded fuel rose in Texas and across the nation over the last week, and AAA Texas cites recent warm weather across the country as a reason for the spike in demand.

As of Nov. 9, the average price for a gallon in Texas is $2.30, up 5 cents from one week before and up 29 cents from this day in 2016. The Austin-San Marcos area is paying slightly less on average for a gallon of gas at $2.28. This is up six cents from last week and 30 cents from this time in 2016. San Antonio residents are paying the lowest on average at $2.21 a gallon despite a 10 cent increase in the last week. El Paso residents are paying the most out of the metro areas surveyed, at $2.44 per gallon.

“With one of the busiest travel periods of the year around the corner, now is the time to address any vehicle maintenance needs. AAA Texas encourages motorists to make sure their vehicle is properly maintained before hitting the road for Thanksgiving holiday travel.” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Senior Public Affairs Specialist, in a statement.

The national average for a gallon of gas rose six cents in the last week to $2.56 per gallon.

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