The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.85 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent more than from this day last week and is 99 cents more 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 $3.18 per gallon while drivers in Laredo, McAllen and Victoria are paying the least at $2.75 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.19, which is the same price when compared to this day last week and $1.02 more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration for the week ending August 6, the U.S. gasoline demand number fell week-to-week but remains elevated from this time last year. Weekly regional fuel supply numbers increased slightly, and Gulf Coast refinery utilization registered the same from the week prior. These factors have likely helped keep prices at the pump stable in many areas from last week.
“Demand for retail gasoline remains robust and the statewide gas price average continues to increase,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. "Drivers may start seeing some relief at the pump after Labor Day when demand for fuel typically decreases.”
Drivers in Texas are paying the 4th lowest gas price average in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com.
AAA members can save on gas by joining the Fuel Rewards at Shell program. Save 30 cents per gallon on your first fill-up at Shell when you join by August 31, 2021. As part of the Fuel Rewards program, AAA Members earn Gold status ongoing and save 5 cents per gallon every day on each individual gas purchase of up to 20 gallons from participating Shell stations with no minimum fill ups. Join now at AAA.com/Shell.
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.