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Gas Tops $3.00 a Gallon in Central Texas

Fuel prices cross the $3 per gallon mark in Central Texas.
Image by Eric Reyna for KUT News
Fuel prices cross the $3 per gallon mark in Central Texas.

Fuel prices are giving Central Texas drivers some gas pains again.

The Triple-A's "Fuel Gauge Report" puts the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded just under $3.02.  That's about it's about three cents cheaper than the statewide average.

Drivers who use diesel are being hit even harder, with that fuel running an average of $3.44 a gallon.

While high, there's still a ways to go before Texas starts treading into record gas price territory.  Regular unleaded hit just a hair below $4 a gallon and diesel was $4.74 a gallon in mid-July, 2008.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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