Austin-area gas prices have spiked 20 cents in the past week, causing plenty of pain for Central Texas consumers and businesses.
The average cost per gallon citywide is $3.61, according to AAA Texas, up from $3.41 last week. That means a driver filling a 14-gallon fuel tank is paying roughly $3 more this week, AAA spokesman Doug Shupe said. Over the past three weeks, gas prices in Austin have climbed a combined 40 cents per gallon, according to AAA Texas data.
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Gas price averages
Current average price per gallon: $3.61
Increase from last week: 20 cents
Current average price per gallon: $3.64
Increase from last week: 21 cents
Current average price per gallon: $3.78
Increase from last week: 15 cents
Source: AAA Texas