AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Decreases Five Cents

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents less than last week and three cents more per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Lone Star State, drivers in Dallas are paying the most on average at $1.97 per gallon while drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $1.83 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.15 which is five cents less than last week and one cent more per gallon than last year.

 

The abundance of crude oil in the global market is contributing to lower prices. Analysts say with the autumn refinery maintenance season nearing completion, pump prices are expected to move lower to close out the year, barring any unanticipated outages or supply disruptions. The bulk of America’s refining capacity is in the Southeastern United States and abundant supplies should keep prices relatively low heading into the holiday season, barring any unexpected disruptions in pipeline shipment or refinery schedules.

“Millions of Texans are planning to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday next week,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “AAA recommends that motorists check the condition of their battery and tires and pack emergency kits in their vehicles before heading out on a holiday getaway.”

 

AAA Texas projects 3.9 million Texans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of 160,000 travelers compared with last year. This represents a 4.3 percent increase over 2015 and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. As many as 3.5 million Texans will travel by automobile. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.

 

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 11/17/16

11/10/16

Difference

Year Ago 11/17/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.15

$2.20

-0.05

$2.14

+0.01

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$1.95

$2.00

-0.05

$1.92

+0.03

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$1.83

$1.89

-0.06

$1.75

+0.08

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$1.94

$1.98

-0.04

$1.95

-0.01

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$1.93

$1.97

-0.04

$1.88

+0.05

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.91

$1.94

-0.03

$1.91

0.00

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.97

$2.05

-0.08

$1.91

+0.06

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$1.96

$1.99

-0.03

$1.93

+0.03

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$1.94

$2.02

-0.08

$1.90

+0.04

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$1.95

$2.00

-0.05

$1.93

+0.02

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.95

$2.00

-0.05

$1.91

+0.04

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.89

$1.94

-0.05

$1.91

-0.02

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$1.90

$1.97

-0.07

$1.84

+0.06

07/17/08

$3.98