AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases Four Cents

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more than last week and five cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Lone Star State, drivers in Texarkana are paying the most on average at $2.07 per gallon while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $1.95 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.25 which is four cents more than last week and four cents less per gallon than last year.

 

While national prices have been steady, pump prices in some regions have increased over this same period, largely due to disruptions on the Colonial Pipeline and refinery maintenance. Drivers may continue to see pump prices wobble in the next few weeks as the market reacts to the OPEC production agreement, continued refinery maintenance and any disruptions Hurricane Matthew may cause along the East Coast.

“Texans are currently paying about $28 for a tank of regular unleaded gasoline for an average family sized vehicle,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “Texas remains one of the top ten states with the cheapest statewide gas price averages in the nation.”

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 10/06/16

9/29/16

Difference

Year Ago 10/06/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.25

$2.21

+0.04

$2.29

-0.04

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$2.01

$1.97

+0.04

$2.06

-0.05

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$2.04

$1.98

+0.06

$2.13

-0.09

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$2.00

$1.95

+0.05

$2.07

-0.07

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$2.00

$1.94

+0.06

$1.97

+0.03

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.97

$1.88

+0.09

$2.06

-0.09

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.99

$1.98

+0.01

$2.11

-0.12

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.01

$2.01

0.00

$2.10

-0.09

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$1.98

$1.97

+0.01

$2.09

-0.11

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$1.99

$1.94

+0.05

$2.03

-0.04

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.99

$1.95

+0.04

$2.01

-0.02

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.95

$1.92

+0.03

$2.02

-0.07

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$2.07

$1.96

+0.11

$1.97

+0.10

07/17/08

$3.98