AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Decreases Three Cents This Week

(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.24 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents less than last week and 31 cents more per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Galveston are paying the most on average at $2.30 per gallon while drivers in Texarkana are paying the least at $2.14 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.40 which is two cents less than last week and 23 cents more per gallon than last year.

 

The statewide average experienced a decrease this week signaling that the summer demand has not yet kicked in, meaning consumers can expect the price at the pump to rise in the coming weeks. Based on recent American Petroleum Institute reports, U.S. gasoline deliveries in March were the second highest March deliveries ever recorded, confirming the forecast that demand is on track for the summer. Gas prices in the South and Southeast remain steady and continue to post the least expensive retail gas prices in the country.

 

“Most families carefully plan their road trips putting thought into which sites to hit, the route to take, and pack all the essentials to ensure they enjoy their journey,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico representative Sarah Schimmer. “Making vehicle maintenance a regular part of preparing for your summer road trip can help deter unexpected breakdowns and allow for more time and relaxation at your destination.”


Prices up to date at press time using market prices posted April 27, 2017 at 3:00 a.m. 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 4/27/17

4/20/17

Difference

Year Ago 4/27/16

Difference

Record High Date

Record High Price

National

$2.40

$2.42

-0.02

$2.17

+0.23

07/17/08

$4.11

State

$2.24

$2.27

-0.03

$1.93

+0.31

07/17/08

$3.98

Amarillo

$2.17

$2.18

-0.01

$1.95

+0.22

07/16/08

$3.98

Austin-San Marcos

$2.22

$2.23

-0.01

$1.91

+0.31

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont

$2.21

$2.23

-0.02

$1.91

+0.30

07/16/08

$4.00

Corpus Christi

$2.15

$2.16

-0.01

$1.89

+0.26

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.28

$2.34

-0.06

$1.95

+0.33

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.27

$2.28

-0.01

$1.98

+0.29

07/17/08

$3.97

Ft. Worth

$2.26

$2.32

-0.06

$1.92

+0.34

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston

$2.30

$2.30

0.00

$1.93

+0.37

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.27

$2.28

-0.01

$1.92

+0.35

07/17/08

$3.96

San Antonio

$2.20

$2.21

-0.01

$1.87

+0.33

07/16/08

$3.96

Texarkana

$2.14

$2.19

-0.05

$1.96

+0.18

07/17/08

$3.98