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Austin Gas Price Average Tops $3.70

Photo by Eric Reyna for KUT News
Austin's gas prices are exactly a dollar a gallon higher than this date last year

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

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.