Mon April 25, 2011
Austin Gas Price Average Tops $3.70
A year ago today, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Austin was just under $2.71, according to the AAA "Fuel Gauge Survey." Today, it's exactly a dollar a gallon higher.
Diesel's even worse, now averaging $4.01. That's also a dollar a gallon higher than April 25, 2010.
But even at $3.71 a gallon, Central Texas is still running lower than the statewide average for gas. That sits at $3.76 a gallon, and it's higher than that in the state's two biggest metropolitan areas.
There's still a little ways to go before we get into record territory. Austin's record price for regular unleaded is $3.98 a gallon, set in July 2008