Gasoline prices hit highest point in three years | Houston Chronicle

Gasoline prices rose Thursday to their highest levels since the summer of 2015 as the national average hit $2.68 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

The current fuel prices even exceed the temporary spike nationwide last year when Hurricane Harvey knocked out much of the nation’s refining system along the Gulf Coast, triggering a temporary fuel shortage in several parts of the country.

In Houston, area rices are hovering at an average of about $2.43 per gallon, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel pricing nationwide.

The extra surge fuel prices this week can be blamed on oil prices surging to nearly $67 per barrel, the highest level since the end of 2014, because of renewed fears of an expanded military conflict in Syria and ongoing trade tariff conflict with China.

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