I'm a creature of habit, every weekend I like to buy groceries for the week and fill up on gas if I notice that it's needed. And just like everyone else in East Texas and across our great country the cost for both groceries and gas continue to rise. It's the same thing that everyone is dealing with but are we going to see a break in gas prices before the Memorial Day weekend coming up? Unfortunately, fuel experts are saying that we should expect to see gas prices continue to rise as we approach the upcoming major travel holiday.

As you drive around town now you almost get excited when you see gas prices under $4 per gallon. According to Yahoo, gas prices have risen 13 cents in the past week in Austin, which is the highest average per gallon that Austin has ever recorded. With the demand for gas still going up and inventories on the decline we could see unleaded gas prices closer to $5 per gallon in the next week or two.

What Can You Do to Save Money on Gas

Obviously, we all need gas to get to work but there are some tips you can use to try and save a few bucks. One tip is to map the quickest route to your destination prior to starting your travel, also avoid busy traffic times, and using cruise control can help you with fuel consumption. It's always good to check your tire pressure as well.

There Are Apps to Help You Save on Gas

There are multiple apps now that will help you find the cheapest gas around town, it might be worth downloading one to save some money. We all need gas, let's hope these prices go down soon.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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