AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Drops One Penny

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.52 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less than last week and 63 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Lone Star State, drivers in Dallas and El Paso are paying the most on average at $1.56 per gallon while drivers in Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston and San Antonio are paying the least at $1.48 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has dropped to $1.71 which is one cent less than last week and 62 cents less per gallon than last year.

 

The national average for regular unleaded gasoline continues to hover at levels not seen since the Great Recession, largely due to abundant supplies and low crude oil costs. Gas prices are likely to move higher as we head into the spring refinery maintenance season; however prices should remain lower than recent years. Refineries conducting maintenance will produce less fuel, though ample gasoline supply and lower-than-expected prices for crude oil should limit any seasonal price spikes.

 

“For those who plan to travel for Spring Break, taking a road trip will cost less than in recent years,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “We encourage drivers to keep vehicles maintained according to manufacturer recommendations to maximize fuel efficiency and prevent breakdowns on the roadways.”

 

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free and revamped AAA Mobile 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/mobile.com.

 

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.

 

Area

Current 2/25/16

2/18/16

Difference

Year Ago 2/25/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$1.71

$1.72

-0.01

$2.33

-0.62

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$1.52

$1.53

-0.01

$2.15

-0.63

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$1.55

$1.41

+0.14

$2.17

-0.62

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$1.50

$1.53

-0.03

$2.13

-0.63

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$1.48

$1.49

-0.01

$2.12

-0.64

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.48

$1.52

-0.04

$2.18

-0.70

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.56

$1.58

-0.02

$2.15

-0.59

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$1.56

$1.56

0.00

$2.15

-0.59

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$1.54

$1.56

-0.02

$2.15

-0.61

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$1.50

$1.52

-0.02

$2.13

-0.63

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.48

$1.51

-0.03

$2.12

-0.64

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.48

$1.50

-0.02

$2.10

-0.62

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$1.50

$1.49

+0.01

$2.18

-0.68

07/17/08

$3.98