According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston gasoline prices jumped nearly 5 cents per a gallon to an average of $2.22 per a gallon Sunday, according to the gasoline tracking website GasBuddy. Prices in the Bayou City are 30 cents higher than a month and nearly 2 cents lower than a year ago. It's not just Houston, but cities across the nation are experiencing a spike in prices as well!
The cheapest gas in Houston was $1.99 per a gallon Monday while the most expensive is $2.99 per a gallon.
"As predicted, gas prices advanced across much of the country for the fourth straight week even as oil prices held relatively stable at $56 per barrel. The reason for the continued disconnect remains similar to weeks past: refinery maintenance is ongoing and eating into supply and production levels, while more expensive, cleaner burning gasoline is now the predominate fuel being produced. This has pushed up wholesale gas prices even as oil remains mostly calm," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy in a statement.
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