For the past week, including Monday, the Houston average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has hovered at about $2.07, as well as $2.28 nationwide, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices and refining activity.
As refinery maintenance season begins and driving demand increases, we could expect to see some of the gasoline supply in the USA soaked up.
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.46), Miami ($2.40) and Fort Lauderdale ($2.39) had the state's three highest averages.
In addition, six California refineries cut production for maintenance and repairs. The bulk of seasonal maintenance generally lasts just over two months before refiners ramp up production as the summer driving season comes into view.
MI ranks 21st nationally for the most expensive average daily gas price. Leading increases was Utah (up 7.7 cents), OH (up 6.8 cents) and MI (up 5.2 cents). However, the price was 27 cents lower than the national average of $2.28. A year ago, for comparison, saw nine of ten stations nationally under the $2 mark.
AAA says gas prices have been staying stable due to lower driving demand and an oversupplied market as a result of increased US gas production.
Prices in OKC yesterday were 45 cents higher than the same day one year ago and are unchanged from a month ago. Oakland- $2.91/g, up 4.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.87/g.