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West Texas gas prices hit record high

AAA shows a current average of $4.44 per gallon of regular unleaded in Abilene, with San Angelo not far behind at $4.37 per gallon.
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TEXAS, USA — As gas prices continue to rise across the U.S. and Texas, West Texans are seeing an increase in prices locally.

AAA reports both San Angelo and Abilene has recorded highest-ever average gas prices for regular unleaded fuel Monday. San Angelo pumps are averaging $4.37 per gallon, with Abilene slightly higher at $4.44. 

Across the state, the average per gallon of regular unleaded is $4.57 per gallon, compared to $2.71 one year ago. Nationally, the average cost per gallon of fuel is $4.87, 59 cents more than one month ago, and $1.81 more than a year ago. 

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