I filled my tank up with gas less than a week ago at a shocking $3.11 per gallon in Katy, Texas near FM 1093 and SH 99. I was shocked that the price was that high. I normally get gas closer to $2.60's to $2.80's per gallon.
Why are gas prices rising?
According to this story, Texas gas prices have reached a 7-year high with Texas drivers paying an average of $3.05 per gallon, which is right in line with what I paid for gas last week.
A lot of that's likely due to more people getting vaccinated for COVID-19,
More people are returning to the office and we're also seeing a lot more people starting to take vacations and travel. So we'll likely continue to see demand go up, especially around Thanksgiving time
It's being caused by demand, some experts are saying.
More travel is happening today than around this time a year ago. That includes vacation travel and commuting to work.
It's the end of the year and with more Americans being open to travel, spikes in gas prices around Thanksgiving and Christmas might be our new norm for the coming weeks.
How can you find cheap gas in your area?
You can find a number of free tools online that can help you get free gas.
When there was a panic surrounding gas shortages after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston a few years ago, cities in Texas were running out of gas.
I used a tool called Gas Buddy to help me find a gas station that didn't run out of gas, just a few miles from my home.
You can view the Gas Buddy site or app to locate the best prices for gas in your area. The information they provide is consumer-led, which means that the gas prices are reported from gas customers like you.
They even offer a free gas card that they promise you saves 5X more than using their app alone.
You can also use apps like Waze and others to locate cheap gas.
What do you think about the rising gas prices?