AAA Texas: State Gas Price Average Drops Heading into Labor Day Weekend

Coppell, TX Gas Prices, Monthly Fuel Prices Report, Weekly Fuel Prices Report
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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.60 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 38 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 $3.06 while drivers in Wichita Falls are paying the least at $2.51 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.84, which is one cent more than this day last week and 44 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Many motorists across the country and Texas continue to see their local pump prices dropping. Last year’s Labor Day weekend saw gas prices spike, but that was due to Hurricane Harvey. As it battered the Texas coast, it shut down refineries and pipelines driving gas prices toward their highest point of 2017 ($2.67 national average). Despite no hurricane activity this Labor Day weekend, gas prices will be at their highest point for the holiday since 2014.

“While many Texans continue to see gas prices drop heading into Labor Day weekend, pump prices are at their highest point for the holiday since 2014,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “Drivers looking to save on fuel costs this Labor Day should avoid quick starts and stops, as well as ensure tires are properly inflated and their vehicle is up-to-date on maintenance before traveling.”

In the South and Southeast region of the U.S., gas prices are dropping as demand slips and inventory levels continue to build for three straight weeks.

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

08/30/2018

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.84

$2.83

+0.01

$2.40

+0.44

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.60

$2.61

-0.01

$2.22

+0.38

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.63

$2.64

-0.01

$2.22

+0.41

   

Amarillo

$2.55

$2.50

+0.05

$2.17

+0.38

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.60

$2.60

0

$2.19

+0.41

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.60

$2.60

0

$2.16

+0.44

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.59

$2.53

+0.06

$2.20

+0.39

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.63

$2.64

-0.01

$2.20

+0.43

   

Corpus Christi

$2.59

$2.58

+0.01

$2.17

+0.42

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.57

$2.60

-0.03

$2.32

+0.25

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.67

$2.71

-0.04

$2.20

+0.47

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.56

$2.59

-0.03

$2.28

+0.28

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.61

$2.63

-0.02

$2.16

+0.45

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.59

$2.61

-0.02

$2.17

+0.42

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.58

$2.58

0

$2.17

+0.41

   

Laredo

$2.58

$2.58

0

$2.21

+0.37

   

Longview

$2.59

$2.59

0

$2.23

+0.36

   

Lubbock

$2.52

$2.51

+0.01

$2.12

+0.40

   

McAllen

$2.53

$2.54

-0.01

$2.20

+0.33

   

Midland

$3.06

$3.06

0

$2.29

+0.77

   

Odessa

$2.98

$2.99

-0.01

$2.27

+0.71

   

San Angelo

$2.57

$2.58

-0.01

$2.25

+0.32

   

San Antonio

$2.53

$2.52

+0.01

$2.14

+0.39

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.55

$2.51

+0.04

$2.17

+0.38

   

Texarkana

$2.52

$2.51

+0.01

$2.21

+0.31

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.55

$2.55

0

$2.20

+0.35

   

Victoria

$2.60

$2.60

0

$2.17

+0.43

   

Waco

$2.56

$2.56

0

$2.16

+0.40

   

Wichita Falls

$2.51

$2.50

+0.01

$2.14

+0.37

   

 

Media Contacts

Daniel Armbruster
469-221-8217
armbruster.daniel@aaa-texas.com
Joshua Zuber
AAA Texas

713-533-2946
zuber.joshua@aaa-texas.com