Price At The Pump In Texas Goes Up

HOUSTON (May 16, 2013)--Retail gasoline prices in Texas rose 3 cents this week to reach an average $3.41 per gallon, AAA-Texas said Thursday.

AAA said the national average rose by a nickel to hit $3.60 per gallon.

Amarillo has the most expensive gasoline statewide this week, jumping 20 cents to reach $3.60 per gallon and Beaumont has the cheapest gasoline in Texas at an average $3.31 per gallon, AAA said.

The association says higher crude oil prices have put upward pressure on retail gas prices.

Officials also cited tight supplies and planned refinery maintenance as factors for the higher costs.

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