AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Drops Ahead of Busy Thanksgiving Travel Period

(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.28 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 is 36 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average per gallon at $2.53, while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.19 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.53, which is three cents less than this day last week and 40 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

 

While the state and national gas price averages are higher this year compared to last year, it’s not stopping drivers from traveling this holiday season. AAA Texas projects that the highest number of people will travel by car this Thanksgiving holiday period, which runs from Wednesday through Sunday, in a dozen years.

“More than 3.6 million Texans will travel more than 50 miles away from their home by car this Thanksgiving holiday. Many will be thankful to see gas prices trending cheaper in several cities across the lone star state, said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Senior Public Affairs Specialist. “Drivers can find the cheapest gas near them by downloading the free AAA mobile App for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. AAA Texas urges all drivers to avoid distractions while behind the wheel this holiday weekend.”

 

Three months following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices in the South and Southeast are again among the cheapest in the country with seven states landing on this week’s top 10 states with the least expensive gas for a consecutive week: Alabama ($2.25), Mississippi ($2.26), South Carolina ($2.27), Texas ($2.28), Arkansas ($2.29), Oklahoma ($2.31) and Louisiana ($2.33). Despite the cheap prices, two states landed on this week’s top 10 states with the largest changes this week. Louisiana saw a three-cent jump, while Florida saw prices decrease four cents.

 

Prices up to date at press time using market prices posted at 3:41 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

11/21/17

Week Ago

Difference

Year Ago

Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.53

$2.56

-0.03

$2.13

+0.40

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.28

$2.31

-0.03

$1.92

+0.36

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.36

$2.39

-0.03

$1.89

+0.47

 

 

Amarillo

$2.36

$2.39

-0.03

$1.79

+0.57

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.25

$2.28

-0.03

$1.92

+0.33

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.26

$2.27

-0.01

$1.90

+0.36

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.25

$2.26

-0.01

$1.92

+0.33

 

 

College Station-Bryan

$2.28

$2.30

-0.02

$1.95

+0.33

 

 

Corpus Christi

$2.24

$2.24

0.00

$1.90

+0.34

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.29

$2.34

-0.05

$1.92

+0.37

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.44

$2.45

-0.01

$1.95

+0.49

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.28

$2.33

-0.05

$1.89

+0.39

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.24

$2.26

-0.02

$1.93

+0.31

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.24

$2.26

-0.02

$1.92

+0.32

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.23

$2.26

-0.03

$1.88

+0.35

 

 

Laredo

$2.25

$2.26

-0.01

$1.93

+0.32

 

 

Longview

$2.29

$2.33

-0.04

$1.96

+0.33

 

 

Lubbock

$2.39

$2.40

-0.01

$1.80

+0.59

 

 

McAllen

$2.25

$2.26

-0.01

$1.92

+0.33

 

 

Midland

$2.53

$2.53

0.00

$1.96

+0.57

 

 

Odessa

$2.49

$2.49

0.00

$1.88

+0.61

 

 

San Angelo

$2.27

$2.36

-0.09

$1.85

+0.42

 

 

San Antonio

$2.19

$2.22

-0.03

$1.87

+0.32

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.21

$2.25

-0.04

$1.80

+0.41

 

 

Texarkana

$2.30

$2.31

-0.01

$1.87

+0.43

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.27

$2.30

-0.03

$1.86

+0.41

 

 

Victoria

$2.29

$2.29

0.00

$1.92

+0.37

 

 

Waco

$2.23

$2.25

-0.02

$1.91

+0.32

 

 

Wichita Falls

$2.28

$2.30

-0.02

$1.85

+0.43

 

 

 

 

 

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