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'$4 per gallon future': Rising gas prices find Central Texans

Average US gas price up 5 cents over 3 weeks to $1.97
Posted at 8:10 AM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 09:10:41-05

WACO, Texas — Central Texas drivers are dealing with a big jump in gas prices.

The cost for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped 40 cents over the weekend.

The average price hit $3.67 by Sunday afternoon in Bell and McLennan County, according to AAA Texas.

The statewide average is currently $3.72.

AAA Texas said rising geopolitical tensions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine is fueling the new price at the pump.

Market analysts are now predicting a $4 per gallon price range in the near future.