COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country rose an average 2 cents per gallon this week.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.28 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices are at an average $2.54 per gallon.

The association survey found El Paso has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.18 per gallon. Drivers in Midland face the most expensive gasoline statewide at an average $2.54 per gallon.

AAA officials say U.S. demand for gasoline is 4 percent higher than a year ago. Texas is tied with Alabama for the lowest statewide average gas prices in America.