AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Decreases Five Cents

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.92 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 five cents more 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 $1.94 per gallon while drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $1.79 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.13 which is three cents less than last week and five cent more per gallon than last year.

 

Drivers in the southern U.S. continue to enjoy some of the lowest prices in the nation, due to the advantageous proximity to major Gulf Coast refineries and some of the lowest state gasoline taxes in the country. Five states in the region rank in the top-ten lowest prices nationwide: Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. Gas prices on the West Coast remain the highest in the country, including the top six most expensive state averages: Hawaii, California, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Oregon.

 

“The Thanksgiving holiday inspires many Texans to take a holiday road trip,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “Stop by any of our branch offices across Texas and let experienced travel agents help you finalize plans.”

 

AAA Texas projects a total of 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.

 

Find additional news from AAA Texas in our online newsroom at http://tx-aaa.iprsoftware.com/.

 

Area

Current 11/22/16

11/15/16

Difference

Year Ago 11/22/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.13

$2.16

-0.03

$2.08

+0.05

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$1.92

$1.97

-0.05

$1.87

+0.05

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$1.79

$1.85

-0.06

$1.69

+0.10

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$1.92

$1.96

-0.04

$1.91

+0.01

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$1.90

$1.94

-0.04

$1.82

+0.08

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.90

$1.92

-0.02

$1.87

+0.03

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.92

$1.99

-0.07

$1.87

+0.05

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$1.94

$1.97

-0.03

$1.89

+0.05

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$1.89

$1.97

-0.08

$1.84

+0.05

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$1.93

$1.96

-0.03

$1.88

+0.05

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.92

$1.97

-0.05

$1.86

+0.06

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.87

$1.91

-0.04

$1.86

+0.01

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$1.86

$1.91

-0.05

$1.81

+0.05

07/17/08

$3.98