AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Holds Steady 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 $2.61 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as this day last week and is 48 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 Amarillo and Wichita Falls are paying the least at $2.50 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.83, which is two cents less than this day last week and 49 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

As summer slows to an end, gas prices across the state are getting less expensive with many Texans seeing slow, but steady pump price drops during the last few weeks.   Compared to July, consumer demand for gasoline is weaning and prices are following suit. In September, gas stations will start selling winter-blend gasoline. This blend, which is cheaper to produce, contains a fuel that evaporates at low temperatures for vehicle engines to operate properly, especially when the engine is cold.

 “Many Texans are experiencing lower gas prices when they fill up at the pump this week,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “Consumer demand for gasoline is falling off as summer comes to a close and prices are dropping with the lower demand.”

All motorists in the South and Southeast region of the U.S. are saving a few cents at the pump with prices as much as a nickel cheaper, per gallon, on the week in Florida. Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina all saw their gas price averages drop three cents. These four states land on the top 10 list of states with the largest weekly change.

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

08/23/2018

Week Ago

Week Ago Difference

Year Ago

Year Ago Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.83

$2.85

-0.02

$2.34

+0.49

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.61

$2.61

0

$2.13

+0.48

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.64

$2.67

-0.03

$2.19

+0.45

   

Amarillo

$2.50

$2.54

-0.04

$2.07

+0.43

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.60

$2.61

-0.01

$2.11

+0.49

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.60

$2.62

-0.02

$2.11

+0.49

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.53

$2.51

+0.02

$2.19

+0.34

   

College Station-Bryan

$2.64

$2.64

0

$2.16

+0.48

   

Corpus Christi

$2.58

$2.56

+0.02

$2.14

+0.44

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.60

$2.57

+0.03

$2.15

+0.45

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.71

$2.76

-0.05

$2.19

+0.52

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.59

$2.57

+0.02

$2.12

+0.47

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.63

$2.64

-0.01

$2.13

+0.50

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.61

$2.62

-0.01

$2.12

+0.49

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.58

$2.59

-0.01

$2.09

+0.49

   

Laredo

$2.58

$2.56

+0.02

$2.17

+0.41

   

Longview

$2.59

$2.62

-0.03

$2.16

+0.43

   

Lubbock

$2.51

$2.53

-0.02

$2.03

+0.48

   

McAllen

$2.54

$2.49

+0.05

$2.18

+0.36

   

Midland

$3.06

$3.07

-0.01

$2.23

+0.83

   

Odessa

$2.99

$3.00

-0.01

$2.24

+0.75

   

San Angelo

$2.58

$2.61

-0.03

$2.15

+0.43

   

San Antonio

$2.52

$2.51

+0.01

$2.05

+0.47

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.51

$2.55

-0.04

$2.09

+0.42

   

Texarkana

$2.51

$2.52

-0.01

$2.15

+0.36

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.55

$2.57

-0.02

$2.11

+0.44

   

Victoria

$2.60

$2.61

-0.01

$2.15

+0.45

   

Waco

$2.56

$2.56

0

$2.08

+0.48

   

Wichita Falls

$2.50

$2.52

-0.02

$2.09

+0.41

   

 

 

Media Contacts

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

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