AAA Texas: Gas Price Averages on Downward Trend, Texas Lowest in U.S.

Coppell, TX Gas Prices, Weekly Fuel Prices Report
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The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than last week and is 18 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 at $2.54 while drivers in Fort Worth and Arlington are paying the least at $2.15 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.52, which is three cents less than this day last week and 24 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

The national gas price average has been steadily decreasing for more than two weeks dropping from the year-to-date high of $2.61, on February 5. Motorists in nearly every state are paying less on the week with Midwest and Southern states seeing the largest price drops at the pump. In Texas, drivers are seeing average gas prices lower than any state in the nation. This marks the fourth time in 2018 that Texas has had the lowest statewide average.

“Texans continue to enjoy the lowest statewide gas price average in the nation with most drivers paying about four cents less per gallon compared to last week,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson. “As Texans prepare to enjoy Spring Break road trips in the coming weeks, AAA Texas reminds everyone to drive responsibly by buckling up, monitoring speeds, avoiding distractions and never getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.”

Every state in the South and Southeast is paying 4 to 8 cents less at the pump over last week. However, market analysts say with a handful of major refineries undergoing maintenance, the downward trend in retail gas prices may not last for long. While it’s too soon to say when the trend could change, analysts note that if production slows at a high rate and/or if crude oil prices jump, these events could have an effect on prices in late February or March.

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

02/22/18

Week Ago

Difference

Year Ago

Difference

Date

Record Price

National

$2.52

$2.55

-0.03

$2.28

+0.24

07/17/08

$4.11

Texas

$2.26

$2.30

-0.04

$2.08

+0.18

07/17/08

$3.98

Abilene

$2.39

$2.46

-0.07

$2.08

+0.31

 

 

Amarillo

$2.27

$2.27

0.00

$2.07

+0.20

07/15/08

$4.01

Austin-San Marcos

$2.27

$2.31

-0.04

$2.07

+0.20

07/17/08

$3.97

Beaumont-Port Arthur

$2.28

$2.30

-0.02

$2.06

+0.22

07/16/08

$4.00

Brownsville-Harlingen

$2.30

$2.39

-0.09

$2.02

+0.28

 

 

College Station-Bryan

$2.32

$2.35

-0.03

$2.11

+0.21

 

 

Corpus Christi

$2.26

$2.30

-0.04

$2.02

+0.24

07/15/08

$3.96

Dallas

$2.16

$2.21

-0.05

$2.08

+0.08

07/16/08

$3.98

El Paso

$2.23

$2.29

-0.06

$2.13

+0.10

07/17/08

$3.97

Fort Worth-Arlington

$2.15

$2.21

-0.06

$2.06

+0.09

07/16/08

$3.97

Galveston-Texas City

$2.30

$2.31

-0.01

$2.10

+0.20

07/14/08

$3.97

Houston

$2.27

$2.30

-0.03

$2.08

+0.19

07/17/08

$3.96

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

$2.23

$2.27

-0.04

$2.06

+0.17

 

 

Laredo

$2.27

$2.32

-0.05

$2.06

+0.21

 

 

Longview

$2.33

$2.36

-0.03

$2.09

+0.24

 

 

Lubbock

$2.22

$2.25

-0.03

$1.99

+0.23

 

 

McAllen

$2.30

$2.37

-0.07

$2.02

+0.28

 

 

Midland

$2.54

$2.54

0.00

$2.11

+0.43

 

 

Odessa

$2.48

$2.49

-0.01

$2.09

+0.39

 

 

San Angelo

$2.21

$2.27

-0.06

$2.03

+0.18

 

 

San Antonio

$2.21

$2.25

-0.04

$2.03

+0.18

07/16/08

$3.96

Sherman-Denison

$2.18

$2.22

-0.04

$2.03

+0.15

 

 

Texarkana

$2.31

$2.32

-0.01

$2.07

+0.24

07/16/08

$3.98

Tyler

$2.25

$2.29

-0.04

$2.07

+0.18

 

 

Victoria

$2.28

$2.34

-0.06

$2.02

+0.26

 

 

Waco

$2.23

$2.28

-0.05

$2.05

+0.18

 

 

Wichita Falls

$2.26

$2.29

-0.03

$2.07

+0.19

 

 

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