AAA Texas: State Gas Price Dips Slightly Week-to-Week

Hurricane Florence Not Expected to Strongly Impact Regional Gas Prices

Coppell, TX Gas Prices
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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.61 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 nine 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 $3.04 while drivers in Lubbock are paying the least at $2.52 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.84, which is one cent less than this day last week and 18 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Demand for gas has been strong in most places across the country, including Texas. Regional gasoline inventories had a small increase this week. Gas prices could see bigger drops if inventories increase and demand decreases, which market analysts anticipate will occur in the coming weeks.

“Demand for gasoline has been strong all summer long, which has kept gas prices at the highest levels in about four years,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “While demand for gasoline remains strong, the switchover to winter-blend gasoline is fast approaching by the end of this week into next. This should cause gas prices to decrease, in Texas and the southern region of the United States, over the coming days.”

AAA Texas will be monitoring gas prices as Hurricane Florence heads toward the east coast. Motorists specifically in the Carolinas and Virginia could see a brief, possibly dramatic, spike in gas prices. However, there are no current threats to U.S. refining capabilities.

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

09/13/2018

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.84

$2.85

-0.01

$2.66

+0.18

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.61

$2.62

-0.01

$2.52

+0.09

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.70

$2.67

+0.03

$2.48

+0.22

   

Amarillo

$2.56

$2.55

+0.01

$2.36

+0.20

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.59

$2.60

-0.01

$2.55

+0.04

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.60

$2.60

0

$2.42

+0.18

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.57

$2.59

-0.02

$2.46

+0.11

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.63

$2.64

-0.01

$2.52

+0.11

   

Corpus Christi

$2.58

$2.58

0

$2.41

+0.17

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.64

$2.66

-0.02

$2.62

+0.02

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.64

$2.64

0

$2.50

+0.14

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.62

$2.64

-0.02

$2.61

+0.01

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.57

$2.59

-0.02

$2.46

+0.11

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.57

$2.58

-0.01

$2.48

+0.09

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.58

$2.59

-0.01

$2.50

+0.08

   

Laredo

$2.56

$2.59

-0.03

$2.50

+0.06

   

Longview

$2.59

$2.59

0

$2.48

+0.11

   

Lubbock

$2.52

$2.55

-0.03

$2.41

+0.11

   

McAllen

$2.57

$2.58

-0.01

$2.46

+0.11

   

Midland

$3.04

$3.06

-0.02

$2.57

+0.47

   

Odessa

$2.97

$2.99

-0.02

$2.55

+0.42

   

San Angelo

$2.54

$2.57

-0.03

$2.51

+0.03

   

San Antonio

$2.53

$2.52

+0.01

$2.52

+0.01

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.59

$2.59

0

$2.49

+0.10

   

Texarkana

$2.53

$2.54

-0.01

$2.45

+0.08

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.55

$2.54

+0.01

$2.45

+0.10

   

Victoria

$2.59

$2.60

-0.01

$2.45

+0.14

   

Waco

$2.57

$2.58

-0.01

$2.50

+0.07

   

Wichita Falls

$2.57

$2.53

+0.04

$2.43

+0.14

   

Media Contacts

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

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