Pump price nearly flat for the week, but up from ’12

The average price of gasoline in Texas has risen a penny since last week to $3.54 but remained more than a dime below the national average, AAA reported Thursday.

In Houston, a gallon of regular also averaged $3.54, up 2 cents from last Thursday.

Gasoline is pricier than it was last July 25, when motorists in Houston and statewide paid an average $3.36 a gallon. The national average then was $3.49 compared with $3.66 now, the travel association said.

In a news release, AAA attributed the summer’s higher prices to refinery issues, high crude prices and demand during vacation season.


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Don Mason is an assistant business editor at the Houston Chronicle, responsible primarily for supervising energy industry coverage.