AAA Texas: Relief at the Gas Pump Continues Across Lone Star State

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than last week and is 59 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 $3.09 while drivers in Brownsville and Harlingen are paying the least at $2.51 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.87, which is three cents less than this day last week and 59 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

In the U.S., 44 states have less expensive or steady gas price averages compared to last week. However, market analysts caution that the cheaper trend may be reversing. Gasoline demand spiked in the latest Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) report. As demand skyrockets, U.S. gasoline inventories plummeted. Another factor that will influence gas prices in the near and long-term will be outcomes from the June 22 OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria. OPEC, along with other major producers including Russia, will discuss increasing oil production ahead of the year-end scheduled dissolution of its production reduction agreement.

Across Texas, all cities surveyed by AAA are seeing less expensive or steady gas price averages compared to one week ago. Texas drivers are paying $8.26 cents more, on average, for a tank of gas compared to this day last year.

“While Texas drivers are seeing some relief at the gas pump, market analysts caution that the trend could reverse soon as demand for gasoline has increased in the middle of a very busy summer travel season,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson. “Before embarking on summer road trips, drivers should get at least seven hours of sleep to remain alert and never drive intoxicated or intexticated. Distracted driving crashes are on the rise across Texas and AAA Texas reminds all drivers that driving intexticated is dangerous and deadly.”

For another week, the top six least expensive gas price averages in the country reside in the South and Southeast. South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas have gas price averages ranging from $2.55 to $2.63. 

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

06/21/18

Week Ago

Difference

Year Ago

Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.87

$2.90

-0.03

$2.28

+0.59

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.69

$2.73

-0.04

$2.10

+0.59

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.85

$2.88

-0.03

$2.04

+0.81

 

 

Amarillo

$2.59

$2.64

-0.05

$1.95

+0.64

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.66

$2.70

-0.04

$2.10

+0.56

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.64

$2.67

-0.03

$2.06

+0.58

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.51

$2.58

-0.07

$2.03

+0.48

 

 

College Station-Bryan

$2.70

$2.73

-0.03

$2.11

+0.59

 

 

Corpus Christi

$2.62

$2.65

-0.03

$2.04

+0.58

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.71

$2.77

-0.06

$2.12

+0.59

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.92

$2.98

-0.06

$2.11

+0.81

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.68

$2.75

-0.07

$2.12

+0.56

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.71

$2.75

-0.04

$2.12

+0.59

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.69

$2.72

-0.03

$2.10

+0.59

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.65

$2.69

-0.04

$2.04

+0.61

 

 

Laredo

$2.60

$2.64

-0.04

$2.03

+0.57

 

 

Longview

$2.66

$2.68

-0.02

$2.07

+0.59

 

 

Lubbock

$2.65

$2.70

-0.05

$1.96

+0.69

 

 

McAllen

$2.52

$2.58

-0.06

$2.02

+0.50

 

 

Midland

$3.09

$3.09

0.00

$2.22

+0.87

 

 

Odessa

$3.04

$3.06

-0.02

$2.16

+0.88

 

 

San Angelo

$2.82

$2.82

0.00

$2.10

+0.72

 

 

San Antonio

$2.60

$2.65

-0.05

$2.05

+0.55

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.59

$2.65

-0.06

$2.02

+0.57

 

 

Texarkana

$2.59

$2.62

-0.03

$2.05

+0.54

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.60

$2.63

-0.03

$2.02

+0.58

 

 

Victoria

$2.64

$2.66

-0.02

$2.08

+0.56

 

 

Waco

$2.63

$2.67

-0.04

$2.06

+0.57

 

 

Wichita Falls

$2.57

$2.59

-0.02

$2.02

+0.55

 

 

Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
469-221-8217
armbruster.daniel@aaa-texas.com