(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.08 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents more than last week and is five cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Dallas are paying the most on average per gallon at $2.19, while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $1.99 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.27, which is one cent more than last week and eight cents higher than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
“In spite of industry predictions to the contrary, overall gas prices this summer are cheaper than at the beginning of the year,” said AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Representative Daniel Armbruster. “Analysts say slight price increases remain possible throughout the summer season. If you’re planning a road trip, now’s the time to take it. Download the AAA Mobile app, for free, to find the cheapest gas near you.”
After last week’s strong finish, West Texas Intermediate appears poised to continue making gains – opening above $47 per barrel today. The market has been trending upward slightly after recent reports showed crude oil inventories dropped. Analysts say if demand stays on pace and wholesale crude oil prices increase, consumers will likely see gas prices trend higher through the end of the summer.
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/.
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