Drivers Urged to Hunt for Cheaper Gas - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Drivers Urged to Hunt for Cheaper Gas

Fear of another significant terrorist attack and uncertainty about war in Iraq, as well as the continuing loss of oil to a strike in Venezuela and recent cold weather in much of the country, are driving gas prices higher across the United States, AAA said.

However, it said, "nothing fully justifies the dramatic increase in gasoline prices experienced across the United States in the last month."

Since mid-January, the price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline has increased 13.4 cents to $1.60 per gallon, according to AAA's daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Tuesday's nationwide average fuel price was the highest since June 2001 -- when the average price was $1.66 per gallon -- and is the highest February price on record, AAA said.

"AAA is advising motorists to shop aggressively for the best price on gasoline, look for ways to cut down on fuel consumption, and keep their vehicles properly maintained to increase fuel economy, as methods of cushioning family budgets," a news release said.

"AAA also urges gasoline wholesalers and retailers to show restraint in the pricing of their product, and [cautions] the industry not to take advantage of the nation's heightened terrorist alert status," it said.

After September 11, 2001, state authorities took aggressive legal action against gasoline companies that sought to profit from the attacks. AAA said it would support similar action now if that becomes necessary.

AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is based on data from the Oil Price Information Service, which follows U.S. petroleum prices.

  • NewsMore>>

  • More frozen custard, juicy burgers coming to Tyler Monday

    More frozen custard, juicy burgers coming to Tyler Monday

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:36:39 GMT
    (Source: Freddy's Frozen Custard on Facebook)(Source: Freddy's Frozen Custard on Facebook)

    In this hot, humid weather, there just can't be enough ways to cool off, and frozen custard is one of our favorite ways to do so. 

    More >>

    In this hot, humid weather, there just can't be enough ways to cool off, and frozen custard is one of our favorite ways to do so. 

    More >>
  • Separated sisters were reunited in Longview after more than 50 years

    Separated sisters were reunited in Longview after more than 50 years

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:00:48 GMT
    An unforgettable East Texas reunion as two sisters see each other again after more than 50 years apart. Charlie Mae Johnson and Dorothy Mae Davis have not seen each other in 55 years until their family reunion at Longview's Stamper park over the weekend. "We've been separated a long time. I know we were supposed to be having a reunion but I didn't know we were going to have my sister and her family here," Charlie Mae says. Through family circumstances, they were separated...More >>
    An unforgettable East Texas reunion as two sisters see each other again after more than 50 years apart. Charlie Mae Johnson and Dorothy Mae Davis have not seen each other in 55 years until their family reunion at Longview's Stamper park over the weekend. "We've been separated a long time. I know we were supposed to be having a reunion but I didn't know we were going to have my sister and her family here," Charlie Mae says. Through family circumstances, they were separated...More >>
  • Texas African American Museum striving to preserve history

    Texas African American Museum striving to preserve history

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:25:02 GMT
    Often times, African American history is only recognized during the month of February.  Founders of the Texas African American Museum felt their history slowly slipping away, now they are hoping to change that with the opening of the museum. "Some of the things I've seen in this little museum, I've not seen in history books, I've not seen online," visitor Cramoeya Cooper said. Though it may be small, the Texas African American Museum packs an exurbanite amount of inf...More >>
    Often times, African American history is only recognized during the month of February.  Founders of the Texas African American Museum felt their history slowly slipping away, now they are hoping to change that with the opening of the museum. "Some of the things I've seen in this little museum, I've not seen in history books, I've not seen online," visitor Cramoeya Cooper said. Though it may be small, the Texas African American Museum packs an exurbanite amount of inf...More >>
Powered by Frankly