San Antonio gas prices continue to shoot upward, and, for the first time in several months, we are paying more at the pump today than we were paying one year ago today, News Radio 1200 WOAI news reports.
San Antonio motorists are paying an average of $2.25 a gallon today, that is up 8 cents in the past week, and up 26 cents in the past month. One year ago today, we were paying $2.24.
AAA Texas blames several factors, including warmer weather increasing demand, and scheduled refinery maintenance, when the refineries switch to EPA mandated cleaner burning summer fuels, which cost more to make.
Oil prices have ben gradually creeping upwards as well, with West Texas Intermediate crude selling today for just under $60 a barrel, up from $56.00 at the beginning of March.
And don't expect any relief any time soon.
“With spring refinery maintenance season getting underway, drivers can expect retail gasoline prices to continue to rise," AAA spokesman Daniel Armbruster said.