Ok, this is a list I DO NOT want El Paso to be a part of!

If you’ve driven around town you've probably noticed our gas prices legit increased from one day to the next and if you thought you were imagining that, you weren't.

According to data from AAA, gas prices in Texas have reached a record high with the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel going up 28 cents from just last week and up to $1.88 compared to this week last year.

The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is $4.62 and the national average is almost $5 a gallon. If you gasped in Spanish after reading that one line, just wait. You’ll gasp even more when you continue reading.

According to AAA, drivers can expect to see even higher gas prices for the next few weeks, if not MONTHS!!


Why are gas prices going up?

It’s simple. Because people can’t get along, that’s why. According to AAA, Russian oil is off the market for many countries due to the war in Ukraine and for that reason, our gas prices will only continue to increase.

Alright, Let’s Talk Numbers:

Drivers in Lubbock, Texas currently have the cheapest gas in the state with an average of $4.42 per gallon. Luckies.

El Paso currently has the most expensive gas in the state with the average price per gallon being $4.88. This is 34 cents more than a week ago and according to AAA, it’s the biggest increase in any Texas city. Ugh!

It could be worse though. California has the most expensive gas prices with an average of $6.40 per gallon.

Aight, I’ll take our $4.88 over $6.40 any day.

Iris Lopez
Iris Lopez

Gas Prices Across Texas From Cheapest To Most Expensive:

  1. Lubbock: $4.42
  2. San Angelo: $4.46
  3. Midland, Texas: $4.51
  4. San Antonio: $4.52
  5. Corpus Christi: $4.53
  6. Waco: $4.59
  7. Houston: $4.64
  8. Abilene: $4.66
  9. Dallas: $4.70
  10. El Paso: $4.88

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Courtesy: AAA
Courtesy: AAA

Eastlake: From Desert to Destination In A Few Short Years

How to Drive Into the Eastlake Butch Bros During Construction

While Amazon's distribution center continues to take over the Eastlake shoppe center, Dutch Bros Coffee is suffering from certain barriers. I attempted to access the coffee shop from one of the main entrances of the shopping center but was denied. There are orange road blocks in the way to easily access Dutch Bros.

If you miss the only entrance to the Eastlake Dutch Bros Coffee location, you will then have to turn around and go to the Rojas stop light. From there you will then have to make a U-Turn.

Be sure to pay attention because if you are not careful, you will miss the entrance again.

I spoke with an employee at Dutch Bros Coffee who said they have been dealing with construction since their grand opening and are not sure when all entrances will be open. Until then, they stay positive and extremely helpful with serving up coffee, teas, smoothies and so much more to thirsty El Pasoans.

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