The Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch says the statewide average gas price in Texas is $2.76 a gallon for regular unleaded. That price is up one cent from a week ago, and is 84 cents more than a year ago. The national average is $3.08, down a cent from last week. Crude oil prices are rising, and both supply and demand for gasoline are increasing. The average price at the pump in Houston is $2.70.