AAA Texas: Lone Star State has Cheapest Statewide Gas Price Average in U.S.

Texas Drivers are Paying on Average $2.28 for a Gallon of Regular Unleaded Fuel.

Coppell, TX
hand at gas pump

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.28 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents more than last week and is 13 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 $2.48 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.18 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.54, which is three cents more than this day last week and 22 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

While retail gas price averages are rising in most states across the U.S., Texas is now ranked as the state with the lowest statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.

“Gas prices are slightly higher than last week, but with the lowest statewide average in the U.S., many Texas drivers are paying less for regular unleaded fuel than anywhere else in the country,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Senior Public Affairs specialist. “To reduce fuel consumption, drivers should maintain recommended tire pressure. Low pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tires.”

Gas prices continue to increase for motorists across the South and Southeast. Compared to one month ago, gas prices are as much as 8 to 13 cents more expensive.

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

01/18/18

Week Ago

Difference

Year Ago

Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.54

$2.51

+0.03

$2.32

+0.22

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.28

$2.26

+0.02

$2.15

+0.13

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.29

$2.25

+0.04

$2.13

+0.16

 

 

Amarillo

$2.29

$2.27

+0.02

$2.10

+0.19

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.25

$2.24

+0.01

$2.12

+0.13

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.26

$2.23

+0.03

$2.12

+0.14

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.29

$2.30

-0.01

$2.17

+0.12

 

 

College Station-Bryan

$2.30

$2.28

+0.02

$2.17

+0.13

 

 

Corpus Christi

$2.23

$2.23

0.00

$2.15

+0.08

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.28

$2.24

+0.04

$2.18

+0.10

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.27

$2.30

-0.03

$2.21

+0.06

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.28

$2.24

+0.04

$2.16

+0.12

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.27

$2.26

+0.01

$2.15

+0.12

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.26

$2.25

+0.01

$2.13

+0.13

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.23

$2.22

+0.01

$2.11

+0.12

 

 

Laredo

$2.24

$2.30

-0.06

$2.16

+0.08

 

 

Longview

$2.32

$2.30

+0.02

$2.17

+0.15

 

 

Lubbock

$2.24

$2.22

+0.02

$2.08

+0.16

 

 

McAllen

$2.29

$2.30

-0.01

$2.16

+0.13

 

 

Midland

$2.48

$2.48

0.00

$2.16

+0.32

 

 

Odessa

$2.44

$2.43

+0.01

$2.15

+0.29

 

 

San Angelo

$2.27

$2.28

-0.01

$2.15

+0.12

 

 

San Antonio

$2.18

$2.18

0.00

$2.09

+0.09

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.25

$2.21

+0.04

$2.08

+0.17

 

 

Texarkana

$2.34

$2.26

+0.08

$2.13

+0.21

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.30

$2.26

+0.04

$2.11

+0.19

 

 

Victoria

$2.26

$2.23

+0.03

$2.12

+0.14

 

 

Waco

$2.23

$2.22

+0.01

$2.11

+0.12

 

 

Wichita Falls

$2.25

$2.23

+0.02

$2.13

+0.12

 

 

 

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