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AAA Texas: Demand for Fuel Increases, State Average Up Five Cents

TX GAS WATCH THUMBNAIL 4-18-24

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.30 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents more than on this day last week and is 15 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Dallas are paying the most on average at $3.44 per gallon while drivers in Lubbock are paying the least at $3.07 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.67, which is one cent more when compared to this day last week and seven cents more per gallon when compared to this day last year.

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The latest data from the Energy Information Administration shows a healthy increase in demand for the last part of April. With the onset of warmer weather, consumers are hitting the roads more frequently, leading to an uptick in fuel consumption. However, this surge in demand may also translate into potential price fluctuations in the coming weeks, particularly as the historically busy Memorial Day travel period approaches.

“Fuel price fluctuations remain possible throughout May,” said AAA Texas spokesperson, Daniel Armbruster. “Demand for fuel is increasing as the weather warms and that can mean higher fuel prices, especially as the busy Memorial Day travel period approaches.”

 

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Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
Public Affairs , (Dallas)
512-564-3141
armbruster.daniel@ace.aaa.com

Doug Shupe
Public Affairs (Houston)
512-659-1632
shupe.doug@ace.aaa.com

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