AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Increases Two Cents

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(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.06 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents more 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 $2.15 per gallon while drivers in Corpus Christi are paying the least at $1.96 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.22 which is one cent less than last week and two cents more per gallon than last year.

 

This year’s seasonal refinery maintenance continues across the United States and select regional markets are still under pressure as a result of planned and unplanned maintenance. The West Coast is enduring the fall turnaround season but is still feeling the impacts of shutdowns at the PBF’s Torrance, California refinery. Similar pressure is still being felt on the East Coast with rumors of refinery outages in the Philadelphia area. Although gasoline demand typically retreats during the fall due to lower driving demand and the switchover to winter-blend gasoline, continued unplanned outages could create volatility and put pressure on the national average in the near term.

 

“The switch to winter-blend gasoline should have some price benefits for drivers after seasonal maintenance wraps up next month,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “As people take road trips to experience cooler weather and fall foliage we encourage them to keep their vehicles maintained according to manufacturer recommendations so they maximize their fuel efficiency.”

 

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

 

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 10/27/16

10/20/16

Difference

Year Ago 10/27/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.22

$2.23

-0.01

$2.20

+0.02

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$2.06

$2.04

+0.02

$1.95

+0.11

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$2.00

$2.03

-0.03

$1.95

+0.05

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$2.02

$2.02

0.00

$1.99

+0.03

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$2.02

$2.03

-0.01

$1.93

+0.09

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$1.96

$1.96

0.00

$1.93

+0.03

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.15

$2.06

+0.09

$1.94

+0.21

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.02

$2.02

0.00

$1.98

+0.04

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$2.14

$2.06

+0.05

$1.89

+0.25

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$2.03

$2.02

+0.01

$1.95

+0.08

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.04

$2.03

+0.01

$1.93

+0.11

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.97

$1.97

0.00

$1.94

+0.03

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$2.04

$2.07

-0.03

$1.88

+0.16

07/17/08

$3.98