AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases One Cent

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.97 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent more than last week and 42 cents less 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 $2.06 per gallon while drivers in Beaumont and San Antonio are paying the least at $1.92 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.13 which is one cent more than last week and 45 cents less per gallon than last year.

 

Abundant supplies of gasoline have contributed to lower gas prices across the country during this summer driving season and prices remain lower in every state versus one year ago. As of earlier this week, some 44 percent of gas stations nationwide were selling gasoline for $2.00 per gallon or less, compared to fewer than one in 1,000 on this same date last year. Less than one percent of stations nationwide are selling gasoline for more than $3.00 per gallon, compared to 11 percent of stations one year ago.

 

With gasoline supplies high and oil prices low, pump prices are likely to remain relatively cheap through the remainder of the summer and into the fall. This comes even as U.S. drivers are on track to shatter the all-time record for total miles driven in a year. Provided the next month does not bring a major market-moving event, like a major hurricane or escalating geopolitical tensions overseas, pump prices are likely to remain at relatively low levels.

 

“Seasonal shifts in temperatures can impact vehicle performance which is why regular maintenance is an important part of vehicle ownership,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “Vehicle owner’s manuals include seasonal schedules that can help maintain performance.”

 

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. Find more information at the AAA Texas newsroom at: http://tx-aaa.iprsoftware.com/

 

 

 

                                               

Area

Current 8/11/16

8/04/16

Difference

Year Ago 8/11/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.13

$2.12

+0.01

$2.58

-0.45

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$1.97

$1.96

+0.01

$2.39

-0.42

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$1.96

$1.86

+0.10

$2.29

-0.33

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$1.97

$1.99

-0.02

$2.41

-0.44

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$1.92

$1.93

-0.01

$2.30

-0.38

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.97

$1.99

-0.02

$2.42

-0.45

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$1.98

$1.94

+0.04

$2.38

-0.40

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.06

$2.09

-0.03

$2.61

-0.55

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$1.97

$1.92

+0.05

$2.34

-0.37

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$1.96

$1.97

-0.01

$2.44

-0.48

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$1.95

$1.96

-0.02

$2.41

-0.46

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.92

$1.93

-0.01

$2.39

-0.47

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$1.96

$1.93

+0.03

$2.27

-0.31

07/17/08

$3.98