AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Decreases Two Cents

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.04 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 eleven 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 $2.10 per gallon while drivers in Amarillo and Corpus Christi are paying the least at $1.95 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.22 which the same as last week and three cents more per gallon than last year.

 

Drivers may continue to see prices wobble up and down as traders speculate on the possibility of OPEC countries developing an output agreement over the next month. Additionally, planned and unplanned refinery maintenance continues across the United States and may result in regional fluctuations in gas prices. Prices in much of the South and Southeast are expected to move lower in the coming weeks as refiners recover from fall maintenance and price spikes resulting from problems on the Colonial Pipeline in September and Hurricane Matthew.

 

“Texans are paying an average of $28 to fill a 14-gallon tank, the approximate size of family vehicle,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “Texas continues to have one of the top ten least expensive gas price averages in the country.”

 

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 11/03/16

10/27/16

Difference

Year Ago 11/03/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.22

$2.22

0.00

$2.19

+0.03

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$2.04

$2.06

-0.02

$1.93

+0.11

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$1.95

$2.00

-0.05

$1.92

+0.03

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$2.00

$2.02

-0.02

$1.98

+0.02

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$2.00

$2.02

-0.02

$1.91

+0.09

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.95

$1.96

-0.01

$1.91

+0.04

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.10

$2.15

-0.05

$1.92

+0.18

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.00

$2.02

-0.02

$1.95

+0.05

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$2.09

$2.14

-0.05

$1.91

+0.18

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$2.03

$2.03

0.00

$1.92

+0.11

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.02

$2.04

-0.02

$1.91

+0.11

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.97

$1.97

0.00

$1.93

+0.04

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$2.00

$2.04

-0.04

$1.89

+0.11

07/17/08

$3.98