The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.63 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as last week and is 54 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 $3.11 while drivers in San Antonio and Wichita Falls are paying the least at $2.53 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.85, which is a penny less than this day last week and 57 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
Volatility is the trend for July gas prices as the rate for crude oil rises and drops amid lingering geopolitical concerns. In the U.S., the first half of the month saw pump prices increase from $2.85 to $2.89, while the second half is proving cheaper with the national gas price average down to $2.85 today.
“Texans are seeing a variety of prices at the gas pump as they fill up to take summer road trips this week,” said Joshua Zuber, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “As drivers prepare to take the roads, AAA Texas encourages everyone to have their vehicle checked out by a trusted mechanic, such as one an Approved Auto Repair facility, before departing on their trip. To learn more about this service visit aaa.com/repair.”
Across the South and Southeast states, gas prices range from as expensive as $2.74 in Florida to as cheap as $2.55 in Alabama. On the week, prices in the region are as much as four cents cheaper.
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/.