The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.75 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less than on this day last week and is 87 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.08 while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.65 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.08, which is one cent more when compared to this day last week and 92 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration for the week ending June 18, the U.S. gasoline demand increased from the week prior. Weekly regional fuel supply numbers fell, and Gulf Coast refinery utilization registered flat from the week prior. As demand for gasoline rises, crude oil prices also have been on the increase, which will likely contribute to more expensive pump prices in the days to come.
“While the statewide average dropped a penny on the week, it’s 87 cents more per gallon when compared to this time last year,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “Drivers can anticipate prices to be more expensive, especially as more Texans than ever are projected to travel by car to their Independence Day destinations.”
Drivers in Texas are paying some of the cheapest gas prices in the U.S., ranking 3rd lowest in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com.
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.