Just watching those amounts climb and climb as you stand by your tank pumping gas is likely painful.
On Saturday (Dec. 18, 2021), gas is $2.90 a gallon in Jefferson County on average.
That $2.90 also happens to be Saturday’s Texas statewide average.
Still expensive, but a month ago Triple A says $3.03 was the average price in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area.
A year ago Saturday, we were paying only $1.89 a gallon.
Saturday’s $2.90 a gallon is 53 percent higher today than this very day in 2020.
But here’s some perspective:
The record is $4.00 a gallon.
That was the average price in our area on July 16, 2008 during the recession.
It makes our $2.90 on Saturday not look as bad.
Written by KFDM/Fox 4