Amarillo Can't Shake High Gas Prices - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Amarillo Can't Shake High Gas Prices

"I think they're expensive, in Levelland it's $2.65, here it's $3, that's a little ridiculous," says Regina Mills. "I think they're expensive, in Levelland it's $2.65, here it's $3, that's a little ridiculous," says Regina Mills.

Amarillo can't seem to shake down the price of gas. A regular gallon of it still looms around $3 depending on where you buy. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg spoke with travelers who say they are paying more here than anywhere else. 

People still jumped on the highway to get out of town this weekend, even though it was 30-cents more for the same gallon of gas this year than last year. But they definitely didn't like it.

Gas prices are creeping back up toward record territory. Although we are well below the most expensive gas ever seen in Amarillo which was $3.30 a gallon in July, we are still the highest in the state for sizeable cities.

"I think they're expensive, in Levelland it's $2.65, here it's $3, that's a little ridiculous," says Regina Mills. 

"I wish they would go lower, I was in dallas 2 weeks ago and it was 20 cents cheaper, so it would be nice if it could be here," says Tracy Wilson. 

Even those coming from all over the country cringed when they coasted into a gas station.

"Your prices are pretty high compared to Idaho, but about the same all the way down the interstate, but when I left Idaho gas was $2.56," says David McKinney. 

"Gas prices in Amarillo are excessive, after being down state and seeing how low they are, I think we are being taken to town sort of speak," says John Hudson. 

It may not be the worst ever... But it feels like it.

"I might not, it may affect it, I'm a student and it's hard to travel when you can't afford gas," says Mills. 

There is no sure indicator as to where gas prices will go next. Drivers say all we can hope is as the summer comes to an end, so will rising gas prices.

Powered by Frankly