AAA Texas: Gas Prices Inch Up; Drivers Still Saving Compared to Last Summer

Coppell, TX Gas Prices, Monthly Fuel Prices Report, Weekly Fuel Prices Report
TX GAS GRAPH 7-11-2019

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.47 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent more than on this day last week and is 19 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.74 while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.35 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.75, which is one cent less than this day last week and 13 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Texas drivers continue to pay less for gasoline this summer compared to one year ago, despite moderate price increases in the past few weeks. The city that saw the largest weekly increase in Texas was Odessa, where the average jumped 15 cents and is now the second highest average of any metro area in the state at $2.69 per gallon. While most areas experienced slight increases week-to-week, six cities saw a decrease in the average price and three remained the same.

“Gas prices are expected to continue increasing throughout the month of July, but drivers are still paying less for retail gasoline this summer compared to this time last year,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas spokesperson. “Drivers can save on fuel by downloading the AAA mobile app to help them find the cheapest gas in their area.”

Gulf Coast Storm

AAA Texas continues to monitor the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of this release, a low pressure system is expected to produce Tropical Storm Barry and may become a hurricane before landfall this weekend. Historically, hurricanes and tropical storms have impacted gas prices if oil and gas production operations are affected. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement indicates that 32% of oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico have been taken offline due to the storm, which could produce heavy rainfall and damaging winds along the central Gulf Coast and indland through the lower Mississippi Valley this weekend. It's still too early to determine the full effects the storm could have on retail gas prices in Texas.

2019 Gas Prices Compared to 2018

 

At the start of this year, Texas drivers were paying below $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded. However, fluctuating oil prices, record demand and global disputes have forced prices closer to 2018 readings and at times slightly higher. While market analysts anticipate gas prices to climb through July, drivers are still saving 19 cents per gallon, on average, compared to this time last year.

 

TX GAS GRAPH 7-11-2019
AAA Texas
Texas statewide as price average, 2019 compared to 2018

 

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 atwww.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 atAAA.com/Repair. AAA Texas branch offices throughout the state can be found by visitingwww.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook:www.facebook.com/AAATexas.Find additional news from AAA Texas in our online newsroom athttp://tx-aaa.iprsoftware.com/.

Area 

07/11/2019

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price 

National

$2.75

$2.76

-0.01

$2.88

-0.13

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.47

$2.46

+0.01

$2.66

-0.19

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.47

$2.44

+0.03

$2.78

-0.31

   

Amarillo 

$2.36

$2.31

+0.05

$2.60

-0.24

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.44

$2.43

+0.01

$2.62

-0.18

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.44

$2.43

+0.01

$2.63

-0.19

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.36

$2.31

+0.05

$2.59

-0.23

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.49

$2.48

+0.01

$2.68

-0.19

   

Corpus Christi 

$2.41

$2.36

+0.05

$2.61

-0.20

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.52

$2.57

-0.05

$2.67

-0.15

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.74

$2.78

-0.04

$2.74

0

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.52

$2.56

-0.04

$2.66

-0.14

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.48

$2.47

+0.01

$2.66

-0.18

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.46

$2.45

+0.01

$2.65

-0.19

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.43

$2.42

+0.01

$2.61

-0.18

   

Laredo

$2.36

$2.33

+0.03

$2.61

-0.25

   

Longview

$2.41

$2.40

+0.01

$2.66

-0.25

   

Lubbock

$2.38

$2.37

+0.01

$2.61

-0.23

   

McAllen

$2.35

$2.34

+0.01

$2.59

-0.24

   

Midland

$2.57

$2.57

0

$3.12

-0.55

   

Odessa

$2.69

$2.54

+0.15

$3.06

-0.37

   

San Angelo

$2.42

$2.40

+0.02

$2.82

-0.40

   

San Antonio

$2.36

$2.36

0

$2.53

-0.17

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.50

$2.55

-0.05

$2.58

-0.08

   

Texarkana

$2.42

$2.41

+0.01

$2.60

-0.18

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler 

$2.38

$2.39

-0.01

$2.61

-0.23

   

Victoria 

$2.39

$2.40

-0.01

$2.63

-0.24

   

Waco

$2.42

$2.42

0

$2.59

-0.17

   

Wichita Falls 

$2.38

$2.37

+0.01

$2.61

-0.23

   

 

Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
Corporate Spokesperson , AAA Texas
512-564-3141
armbruster.daniel@aaa-texas.com
Joshua Zuber
AAA Texas

713-533-2946
zuber.joshua@aaa-texas.com