AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Moves Four Cents Higher Heading into Busy Holiday Travel Season

Gas Prices

(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.03 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 23 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 $2.07 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 $2.23 which is three cents more than last week and 22 cents more per gallon than last year.

 

The national average has increased following the OPEC oil production agreement on November 30. Last month, OPEC agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day beginning January 2017 and markets have continued to react to the production cut agreement with crude oil prices hitting an 18 month high. Retail prices have steadily increased following the news of the OPEC agreement, but the effectiveness of the deal and continued market impacts will hinge on all countries implementing the agreed to production levels.

 

“Texans are now paying about $28 to fill up the typical 14-gallon size fuel tank which is about $3 more per fill-up than last year,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “Still, Texans are paying among the cheapest gas prices in the nation.”

 

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

 

Area

Current 12/15/16

12/08/16

Difference

Year Ago 12/15/15

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.23

$2.20

+0.03

$2.01

+0.22

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$2.03

$1.99

+0.04

$1.80

+0.23

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$2.02

$1.97

+0.05

$1.74

+0.28

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$1.99

$1.98

+0.01

$1.81

+0.18

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$2.00

$1.98

+0.02

$1.74

+0.26

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$2.02

$1.94

+0.08

$1.74

+0.28

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.07

$2.00

+0.07

$1.84

+0.23

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$1.97

$1.95

+0.02

$1.86

+0.11

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$2.06

$2.00

+0.06

$1.82

+0.24

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$2.01

$1.98

+0.03

$1.77

+0.24

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.01

$1.98

+0.03

$1.78

+0.23

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$1.95

$1.93

+0.02

$1.76

+0.19

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$2.06

$2.01

+0.05

$1.79

+0.27

07/17/08

$3.98