San Antonio gas prices have made a U-turn and have begun to creep up for the first time since Hurricane Harvey and the 'gas panic' that followed, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
GasBuddy reports the average price of gas in metro San Antonio today is $2.08, up three cents in the past week, but still the lowest of all major cities in Texas.
"The Great Lakes has seen a flurry of gas price increases over the last week as several refinery issues have surfaces, pulling the national average up nearly single-handedly," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Without such ill-timed disruptions, we'd see a plentiful portion of falling pump prices, but now, the bitter taste of rising prices during the holiday lingers for many."
The average price of gas statewide today is $2.19, with the nationwide average of $2.43.
Of the eight counties in the metro, gas is cheapest in Comal County, largely due to the competition among stations along I-35, and most expensive in Bandera County, where the average price is $2.27.
Here's a look at average gas prices in San Antonio over the past five years:$2.01/g in 2016, $1.72/g in 2015, $2.08/g in 2014, $3.04/g in 2013 and $3.04/g in 2012.
GasBuddy says prices should resume their fall when we move into January and February, as demand falls to the lowest point of the year, with the San Antonio metro average expected to fall below $2. There are still numerous stations around the metro selling gas for less than $2 today.
But GasBuddy expects prices overall to be higher in 2018.