Amarillo gas prices jump 21 cents

According to AAA Fuel Gauge Report Amarillo gas prices jumped 21 cents from $3.28 per gallon to $3.49 per gallon. The price increase is approximately 6 cents higher than the average price increase for the state.

AAA said Texas gas prices jumped 15 cents in the past week from $3.53 per gallon to $3.67 per gallon.

Drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are paying the most for gas where prices are $3.60 per gallon. Corpus Christi and El Paso drivers are paying the least. Gas prices there are at $3.49 per gallon.

AAA officials said higher crude oil costs have driven up gasoline prices across the nation. Tensions in Egypt have also been a factor in higher gas prices.