AAA Texas: Gas Prices Continue Plunging Heading Into Holidays

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.07 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents less than this day last week and is 14 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.63 while drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $1.92 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.40, which is four cents less than this day last week and five cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

 

The last time the national average was cheaper on the week, month and year was during July 2017. However, pump prices this cheap may not last into 2019. Recently, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced that the cartel and non-OPEC members, including Russia, will reduce for the first six months of the year. While the decision will help to reduce the high level of global crude supply, the move has the potential to increase oil and gas prices.

 

“As millions of Texans prepare to hit the roads for the holidays, gas prices continue coming down,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “Cheaper gas prices may not last long into 2019 as OPEC recently announced production cuts that aim to reduce global crude supply and could increase oil and gas prices in the United States. Drivers can download the AAA mobile for free to help them find the cheapest gas on their route.”

Gas prices are five to seven cents cheaper on the week and as much as 17 cents less expensive year-over-year across the south and southeast regions of the U.S.

 

Prices up to date at press time using market prices posted at 3:41 a.m. Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at www.AAA.com/mobile.

 

To help members and non-members identify quality auto repair shops that can assist in the maintenance and repair of their vehicles, AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. AAA-approved repair facilities meet and maintain high professional standards for training, equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local auto repair facilities, or search for a nearby AAA-approved shop online at AAA.com/Repair. AAA Texas branch offices throughout the state can be found by visiting www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas. Find additional news from AAA Texas in our online newsroom at http://tx-aaa.iprsoftware.com/.

 

Area

12/13/2018

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.40

$2.44

-0.04

$2.45

-0.05

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.07

$2.10

-0.03

$2.21

-0.14

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.10

$2.15

-0.05

$2.25

-0.15

   

Amarillo

$1.92

$1.96

-0.04

$2.20

-0.28

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.10

$2.14

-0.04

$2.18

-0.08

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.07

$2.14

-0.07

$2.20

-0.13

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.00

$2.03

-0.03

$2.15

-0.15

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.11

$2.15

-0.04

$2.24

-0.13

   

Corpus Christi

$2.03

$2.09

-0.06

$2.16

-0.13

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.01

$1.99

+0.02

$2.19

-0.18

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.10

$2.15

-0.05

$2.37

-0.27

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.00

$1.99

+0.01

$2.17

-0.17

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.07

$2.11

-0.04

$2.20

-0.13

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.07

$2.11

-0.04

$2.19

-0.12

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.03

$2.06

-0.03

$2.16

-0.13

   

Laredo

$2.05

$2.11

-0.06

$2.18

-0.13

   

Longview

$2.05

$2.08

-0.03

$2.26

-0.21

   

Lubbock

$1.96

$2.00

-0.04

$2.25

-0.29

   

McAllen

$1.99

$2.04

-0.05

$2.15

-0.16

   

Midland

$2.63

$2.72

-0.09

$2.51

+0.12

   

Odessa

$2.59

$2.65

-0.06

$2.48

+0.11

   

San Angelo

$2.02

$2.03

-0.01

$2.14

-0.12

   

San Antonio

$2.00

$2.04

-0.04

$2.10

-0.10

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$1.97

$1.95

+0.02

$2.14

-0.17

   

Texarkana

$1.99

$2.02

-0.03

$2.20

-0.21

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$1.97

$1.99

-0.02

$2.21

-0.24

   

Victoria

$2.11

$2.13

-0.02

$2.21

-0.10

   

Waco

$2.04

$2.07

-0.03

$2.18

-0.14

   

Wichita Falls

$1.99

$2.02

-0.03

$2.18

-0.19

   

 

 

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Media Contacts

Joshua Zuber
AAA Texas

713-533-2946
zuber.joshua@aaa-texas.com
Daniel Armbruster
Corporate Spokesperson , AAA Texas
512-564-3141
armbruster.daniel@aaa-texas.com