AAA Texas: Low Demand Sends Gas Prices Down Slightly Week-to-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 $1.98 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less than this day last week and is 39 cents less 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 $2.41 while drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $1.86 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.26, which is one cent less than this day last week and 33 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

With colder-than-normal weather for many parts of the country, drivers are likely to see demand drop and gas prices decrease or hold steady this week. Despite rising oil prices, a surplus of retail gasoline supply combined with lowering demand has caused the national and many state gas price averages to fluctuate over the last week.

 “While rising oil prices have caused mild increases at the pump recently, colder than normal weather in many parts of the U.S. is leading to a drop in demand for retail gasoline and forcing pump prices to drop slightly this week,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “Texas drivers are paying 39 cents less for a gallon of gas today compared to this time last year.”

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

01/31/2019

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.26

$2.27

-0.01

$2.59

-0.33

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$1.98

$1.99

-0.01

$2.37

-0.39

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$1.96

$1.97

-0.01

$2.54

-0.58

   

Amarillo

$1.86

$1.91

-0.05

$2.35

-0.49

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$1.99

$1.98

+0.01

$2.35

-0.36

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$1.96

$1.96

0

$2.34

-0.38

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$1.92

$1.95

-0.03

$2.49

-0.57

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.02

$2.02

0

$2.38

-0.36

   

Corpus Christi

$1.90

$1.91

-0.01

$2.40

-0.50

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.96

$1.99

-0.03

$2.34

-0.38

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$1.93

$1.99

-0.06

$2.37

-0.44

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$1.95

$1.99

-0.04

$2.33

-0.38

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$1.98

$1.98

0

$2.37

-0.39

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.97

$1.96

+0.01

$2.35

-0.38

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$1.95

$1.95

0

$2.34

-0.39

   

Laredo

$1.95

$1.95

0

$2.41

-0.46

   

Longview

$1.98

$1.98

0

$2.41

-0.43

   

Lubbock

$1.88

$1.90

-0.02

$2.37

-0.49

   

McAllen

$1.92

$1.96

-0.04

$2.48

-0.56

   

Midland

$2.41

$2.45

-0.04

$2.56

-0.15

   

Odessa

$2.38

$2.39

-0.01

$2.55

-0.17

   

San Angelo

$1.93

$1.95

-0.02

$2.37

-0.44

   

San Antonio

$1.94

$1.96

-0.02

$2.30

-0.36

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$1.93

$1.97

-0.04

$2.31

-0.38

   

Texarkana

$1.97

$2.00

-0.03

$2.40

-0.43

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$1.95

$1.96

-0.01

$2.37

-0.42

   

Victoria

$1.96

$1.97

-0.01

$2.39

-0.43

   

Waco

$1.96

$1.97

-0.01

$2.35

-0.39

   

Wichita Falls

$1.91

$1.92

-0.01

$2.40

-0.49

   

 

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