The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area was $1.62 on Saturday. That’s 10 cents more than last week, and 88 cents less than this time last year, according to AAA.
In Killeen, the cheapest gas was selling for $1.48 per gallon Saturday at the Walmart at 2900 Clear Creek Road. Gas is also being sold for $1.48 at the Texaco at 2901 W. Elms Road, according to GasBuddy.com.
Harker Heights Prices
On Saturday, the Murphy USA at 2010 Heights Drive was selling the cheapest gas at $1.45 per gallon and the Sam’s Club at 600 W. Central Texas Expressway was selling gas at $1.51 per gallon, according to users of GasBuddy.com.
Copperas Cove Prices
On Saturday, the Murphy USA at 2712 E. U.S. Highway 190 was selling gas for $1.55 per gallon.
Fort Hood Prices
Gasoline was selling for $1.38 per gallon on Saturday at an AAFES station at 48830 Clear Creek Road, according to GasBuddy.com.
State, national prices
The statewide gas price average is $1.62, which is 6 cents more than last week, 9 cents more than last month and 94 cents less than a year ago, AAA said.
The national gas price average is $1.92, which is six cents higher than a week ago, 12 cents more than a month ago, and 92 cents less than a year ago, according to a AAA news release.
“Pump prices have increased across the country as gas demand has trickled higher, more states reopen businesses and crude prices have increased. Despite the increases, the last time the national average was less than $2 per gallon heading into a Memorial Day Weekend was in 2003,” the news release said.