Fueled in part by tensions in the Middle East and in part by increased summertime demand, Austin-area gas prices have shot up 13 cents per gallon during the past week, according to new statistics from AAA Texas.
The average price for unleaded gas in Central Texas sits at $3.50 per gallon, AAA reports, up from $3.37 a week ago. A year ago this week, the average price was $3.25 per gallon.
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