The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.07 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is nine cents less than on this day last week and is three 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 $3.25 per gallon while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.89 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.72, which is eight cents less when compared to this day last week and 31 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
Just a week before millions hit the road for Thanksgiving, Texas has the lowest gas price average of any state. AAA Texas expects 3.6 million Texans to drive 50 miles or more for leisure this Thanksgiving holiday (click here to view travel forecast). Fuel prices around most of the Lone Star State have been trending downward ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday next week. The main reason is the global cost for oil, gasoline’s main ingredient, has been stuck in a narrow price range of $85 to $92 a barrel for several weeks.
“Texas drivers are paying three cents more per gallon, on average, at the pump compared to a year ago,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “Gas price averages have been dipping lower over the past few days, resulting in Texas having the lowest gas price average of any state across the nation heading into a very busy Thanksgiving travel week.”
According to gasprices.aaa.com, California has the highest gas price average at $5.37 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
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.