For the seventh week in a row the cost of gas increased. Gas prices have spiked 29 cents over the last month. The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline in Texas is now $3.50. Drivers said they are concerned by the trend.
Many people travel during the summer months and typically there is a climb in prices around this time, but according to AAA, this year those prices are even higher than last. Some travelers said they are feeling the burn.
"I have to stay at a cheaper hotel and stuff like that you know not eat out as much bring snacks with me and everything," said Russ Nelson, who was traveling from Lubbock to Valley Mills.
AAA analysts said the prices could be partially related to supply disruptions and a drought-induced rise in ethanol prices. But there could be some relief on the horizon. Analysts said they expect gas prices to drop after the summer driving season, although some drivers said they don't think any price reduction will last long term.
"They'll go down for a week 20 cents and then the next thing you know they're up 30 cents," said Nelson.
According to GasBuddy.com the cheapest price for a regular gallon of gasoline in Abilene is $3.44 and the highest is $3.49.