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ABC-7 Xtra: Pain at the pump

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ABC-7 Xtra

EL PASO, Texas -- It may be called pain at the pump, but it's El Pasoan's wallets that are taking the biggest hit.
Gas prices are soaring to record-breaking levels.

As of Friday, El Paso is seeing the highest gas prices in the state of Texas with an average of $4.19 per gallon.
Amarillo has the lowest with $3.74.

But don't try to adjust your gas budget just yet. Analysts, like Triple-A, are expecting gas prices to go even higher.
In fact, according to Daniel Armbruster with Triple-A, gas prices are climbing at a weekly pace not seen before, breaking records set in 2008 across the state.

Armbruster goes on to say that although prices are soaring, gas prices are anticipated to climb because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Experts say it's the uncertainty of that war, that's triggering volatility in gas prices.

Armbruster joins ABC 7 Sunday Xtra, along with UTEP economics professor, Tom Fullerton.

Both agree gas prices were on the rise before the start of the Russian invasion, that the conflict in Ukraine only exacerbated the problem, triggering prices to soar.

Pain at the pump. That's the topic of Sunday's ABC 7 Xtra at 10:35 p.m.

Saul Saenz

El Paso native Saul Saenz is a veteran reporter who also hosts ABC-7 Extra.



  1. Simple solution. The people that vote for Trump get gas for $2.25 per gallon. The nitwits that voted for senile Joe double the current high cost as punishment. Elections have consequences. It’s all senile Joe’s fault. FJB!

      1. Here’s your education. Biden stated during his basement debates prior to stealing the election that he would shut down the fossil fuels in the US industry completely. That is exactly what he’s doing. You’re still a moron who knows nothing about the oil and gas industry.

    1. Corporate greed is the problem. Oil companies have over 9000 leases full of oil that they are refusing to drill on so they can keep jacking up the prices in a misguided effort to recoup their pandemic losses.

      1. You’re wrong as usual. BIG difference between leases and drilling permits. Most of the leases are exploratory in nature, which means they have a lease to see if the land even bares oil. You’re a moron. Many of the drilling permits were cancelled by Biden.

          1. They weren’t and thats not the point. Just more gaslighting by the rapist Mark Turner currently known as Charlie.

  2. A CNN poll and a socialist-democrat’s comments: “Our new poll, had some interesting numbers, first of all, it showed an overwhelming support for the ban on Russian oil, 77% support it, even if it means, the poll question, even if it means higher gas prices here at home. But take a look at this other question we asked, which is, ‘Biden’s handling of gas prices, do you approve?’ Seventy percent disapprove so, in other words, ban Russian oil even if it means higher gas prices, but we’re going to blame Biden,” Karl said.

    Former Democrat senator from North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp, dismissed the poll’s results as just politics and poor messaging from the White House.

    1. Do you think charlie/alberto and his other two dozen personalities will have a melt down when the Republicans get a super majority in the House and Senate?

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