GAS PRICES

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area was $2.79 on Saturday, which is 1 cent higher than last week’s average and 95 cents more than it was this time last year, according to AAA.

Here’s a look at the local, state and national prices.

Local prices

In Killeen on Saturday, Gasbuddy.com users reported the cheapest gas selling for $2.61 per gallon at Walmart, 1380 Lowes Blvd.

Sam’s Club at 600 W. Central Texas Expressway was selling the cheapest gas in Harker Heights on Saturday at $2.62 per gallon.

In Copperas Cove, the cheapest gas was reported as selling for $2.65 per gallon at several stations, including 7-Eleven at 2012 W. Avenue B, GasBuddy.com users reported.

The lowest-priced gasoline was last reported as selling for $2.63 per gallon at AAFES on Fort Hood, including 70001 Clarke Road according to GasBuddy.com.

State, national prices

The statewide average for a gallon of gasoline is $2.82, which is the same price as last week and 96 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA.

The national gas price average is $3.19 per gallon, which is the same as it was last week, according to the AAA website. It is $1 higher than a year ago.

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