The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.82 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than on this day last week and is 26 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in the Bryan/College Station area are paying the most on average at $2.99 per gallon while drivers in Tyler are paying the least at $2.68 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.34, which is six cents less when compared to this day last week and 40 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
While the statewide gas price average is down slightly from last week, strong holiday demand will likely cause gas prices to fluctuate over the next week. AAA projects that nearly four million Texans will travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving. The good news for drivers, crude oil prices are down and that will likely help to keep any pump price increases at a minimum.
"As millions of Texans prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving, gas prices are dropping, but fluctuations remain possible," said Daniel Armbruster, spokesperson for AAA Texas. "Drivers will pay nearly 30 cents less per gallon compared to last Thanksgiving."
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.