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Gas Prices Begin to Climb

May 7, 2013

Average retail gasoline prices in El Paso have risen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 a gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 296 gas outlets in El Paso. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.51 a gallon, according to

Prices are 47 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 27 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"The national average has begun to tip-toe higher in the last week, led by states in the Great Lakes and West Coast where gasoline prices have crept up considerably in some areas over the last week," said's senior petroleum analyst, Patrick DeHaan. "Oil prices have rebounded, and with the recent strength in stocks trickling over to commodities, I do expect retail gasoline prices to inch up in the weeks ahead."


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