COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country are higher this week.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 2 cents to reach an average $2.45 per gallon. Drivers nationwide are paying a penny more this week at an average $2.67 per gallon.

The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.69 per gallon. San Antonio has the cheapest gasoline statewide at an average $2.32 per gallon.

AAA officials say the national gas price average has matched the 2017 peak of $2.67 per gallon, which occurred in September during the days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas.

Association experts say current demand for gasoline remains robust.