AAA Texas: As Autumn Arrives Statewide Gas Price Average Drops Two Cents

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than last week and 10 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Lone Star State, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.02 per gallon while drivers in Ft. Worth are paying the least at $1.89 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.21 which is three cents more than last week and seven cents less per gallon than last year.

 

Regional pump prices fluctuated dramatically this week due to pipeline repairs and localized supply disruptions.  In early September, a leak on Line 1 of the Colonial Pipeline occurred in Alabama and pressured prices in Southeast states sharply higher, including week-over-week increases in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Line 1 of the pipeline runs from Houston, Texas to Greensboro, North Carolina and can carry 1.2 million barrels of gasoline per day. Following the construction of a bypass Colonial Pipeline has restarted the flow of gasoline on its line, but it remains unclear how quickly they will be able to repair Line 1.

 

“Texas gas prices do not appear to have been impacted by the Colonial Pipeline issue, and in fact, Texas is among the top ten states in the nation with the cheapest statewide gas price averages,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “As temperatures are expected to cool off in the coming days, next week will be an ideal time for a fall road trip.”

 

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.

 

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Area

Current 9/22/16

9/15/16

Difference

Year Ago 9/22/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.21

$2.18

+0.03

$2.28

-0.07

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$1.95

$1.97

-0.02

$2.05

-0.10

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$1.91

$1.97

-0.06

$1.97

-0.06

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$1.95

$1.97

-0.02

$2.11

-0.16

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$1.94

$1.96

-0.02

$1.98

-0.04

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.89

$1.92

-0.03

$2.11

-0.22

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.91

$1.95

-0.04

$2.01

-0.10

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.02

$2.03

-0.01

$2.24

-0.22

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$1.89

$1.93

-0.04

$1.98

-0.09

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$1.95

$1.97

-0.02

$2.07

-0.12

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.96

$1.97

-0.01

$2.06

-0.10

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.92

$1.94

-0.02

$2.07

-0.15

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$1.95

$1.97

-0.02

$1.97

-0.02

07/17/08

$3.98