AAA Texas: Gas Prices Jump Again; Nine Cents More Per Gallon in One Week

Coppell, TX Gas Prices, Monthly Fuel Prices Report, Weekly Fuel Prices Report
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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.38 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is nine cents more than this day last week and is three cents more 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 $2.56 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.25 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.59, which is seven cents more than this day last week and two cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

 

Since early February, gasoline demand has been steadily increasing while stocks have been gradually decreasing causing more expensive pump prices across the country. The average price in Texas has increased by 26 cents per gallon for regular unleaded fuel in the last month.

 

“As the weather warms more people are driving which is causing an increase in demand for retail gasoline and at the same time supplies are shrinking as refineries go offline to prepare for the manufacture of summer-blend gasoline,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “With spring refinery maintenance season getting underway, drivers can expect retail gasoline prices to continue to rise.”

 

Texas is among the top 10 states to see the largest weekly increase across the country. With a nine cent per gallon increase on the week, Texas came in 7th place on the list. Kentucky had the largest jump in the U.S. with a 16 cent weekly increase.

 

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.

 

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Area

03/21/2019

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.59

$2.52

+0.07

$2.57

+0.02

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.38

$2.29

+0.09

$2.35

+0.03

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.42

$2.27

+0.15

$2.36

+0.06

   

Amarillo

$2.33

$2.30

+0.03

$2.35

-0.02

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.31

$2.23

+0.08

$2.32

-0.01

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.32

$2.24

+0.08

$2.30

+0.02

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.29

$2.18

+0.11

$2.29

0

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.35

$2.27

+0.08

$2.35

0

   

Corpus Christi

$2.28

$2.19

+0.09

$2.31

-0.03

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.47

$2.37

+0.10

$2.39

+0.08

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.48

$2.21

+0.27

$2.49

-0.01

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.47

$2.36

+0.11

$2.38

+0.09

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.39

$2.31

+0.08

$2.37

+0.02

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.40

$2.30

+0.10

$2.36

+0.04

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.30

$2.22

+0.08

$2.29

+0.01

   

Laredo

$2.30

$2.20

+0.10

$2.30

0

   

Longview

$2.32

$2.26

+0.06

$2.34

-0.02

   

Lubbock

$2.35

$2.29

+0.06

$2.26

+0.09

   

McAllen

$2.30

$2.18

+0.12

$2.30

0

   

Midland

$2.56

$2.46

+0.10

$2.54

+0.02

   

Odessa

$2.47

$2.40

+0.07

$2.50

-0.03

   

San Angelo

$2.36

$2.24

+0.12

$2.27

+0.09

   

San Antonio

$2.25

$2.17

+0.08

$2.24

+0.01

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.43

$2.34

+0.09

$2.28

+0.15

   

Texarkana

$2.31

$2.26

+0.05

$2.31

0

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.28

$2.23

+0.05

$2.30

-0.02

   

Victoria

$2.30

$2.21

+0.09

$2.31

-0.01

   

Waco

$2.31

$2.23

+0.08

$2.27

+0.04

   

Wichita Falls

$2.33

$2.26

+0.07

$2.26

+0.07

   

 

 

Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
469-221-8217
armbruster.daniel@aaa-texas.com
Joshua Zuber
AAA Texas

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