Gas prices hit high mark across Texas

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Gas prices hit high mark across Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 23 at 5:44 PM

IRVING (AP) — A spike in crude oil prices has pushed Texas retail gasoline prices to their highest point in nearly two years.

The weekly AAA Texas gasoline price survey released Thursday shows the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is selling for $2.85 across the state, 3 cents higher than it was last week. The national average rose 3 cents to $3.01 this week.

The cheapest gasoline in Texas was once again found in El Paso and San Antonio at $2.80 a gallon.

The state's most expensive gasoline is $2.89 a gallon in Texarkana, where it soared 8 cents from last week.

Oil prices closed at $91.50 a barrel Thursday, a $3.80-a-barrel jump in three days of trading.

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