Texarkana area gas price average the sixth-lowest in the state

COPPELL, Texas — The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.19 on average in the Texarkana area, the sixth-lowest prices in the state, according to a AAA Texas report Thursday.

The price is a five-cent jump as gas prices rose six cents on average across Texas, up from $2.19 a week ago to now $2.25

San Antonio still has the lowest gas prices in the state, but they too suffered the price hike as their prices are now $2.15 on average compared to $2.10 a week ago.

Dallas-Fort Worth has the highest average price for a gallon of gas at $2.34 per gallon, which is six cents lower than the national average.

According to AAA Texas, the price increase has been due to the mandatory switch over to summer-blend gasoline that is more expensive and also the increased driving demand.

Other factors include happenings on the international stage. Last week, an oilfield in Libya was shutdown due to an armed group blocking a pipeline leading to an oil terminal.

Another factor is the U.S. missile strike against a Syrian airbase that has market watchers seeing how the disruptions to the region could affect global oil supply.

Despite the movement in global crude oil prices the least expensive gasoline prices continue to flow in South and Southeast states. Texas remains among the top ten states with the least expensive retail gas prices. Texans are paying 15 cents less per gallon of regular unleaded compared to the national average.

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