AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Same As Last Week

Gas Prices

(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.16 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as last week and 43 cents more per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Dallas are paying the most on average at $2.21 per gallon while drivers in Amarillo and San Antonio are paying the least at $2.10 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.36 which is the same as last week and 40 cents more per gallon than last year.

 

Although retail prices have moved up, the weekly increases were on average 3 cents or less in most Southern states. The market remains well supplied with gasoline and prices in the Southern region are expected to continue to remain relatively low in comparison to other regions through the month. Traders and industry alike will keep a close eye on OPEC compliance as they await the release of the first output report which is expected in mid-February.

 

“AAA Texas encourages motorists to keep up with regular maintenance and also consider any specific seasonal maintenance recommended by their vehicle owners manual,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico representative Doug Shupe. “Before wintry weather arrives consider preparing both the vehicle and updating the emergency kit to include items that may be helpful when seasonal temperatures or weather conditions change.”


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.

 

Find additional news from AAA Texas in our online newsroom at http://tx-aaa.iprsoftware.com/.

 

Area

Current 1/12/17

1/05/17

Difference

Year Ago 1/12/16

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.36

$2.36

0.00

$1.96

+0.40

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$2.16

$2.16

0.00

$1.73

+0.43

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$2.10

$2.15

-0.05

$1.75

+0.35

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$2.13

$2.13

0.00

$1.72

+0.41

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$2.12

$2.12

0.00

$1.67

+0.45

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$2.16

$2.16

0.00

$1.66

+0.50

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.21

$2.21

0.00

$1.78

+0.43

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.20

$2.08

+0.12

$1.78

+0.42

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$2.20

$2.20

0.00

$1.75

+0.45

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$2.14

$2.15

-0.01

$1.71

+0.43

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.14

$2.15

-0.01

$1.71

+0.43

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$2.10

$2.10

0.00

$1.68

+0.42

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$2.17

$2.17

0.00

$1.69

+0.48

07/17/08

$3.98