(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.10 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents more than last week and is 10 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 $2.18, while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.00 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29, which is two cents more than last week and 14 cents higher than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
“A fill up for a family-sized vehicle, or a 14-gallon tank, is averaging $29 in Texas this week,” said AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Representative Daniel Armbruster. “With a few more weeks of summer ahead and plenty of time to fit in more leisure travel before school begins, analysts say demand for gasoline may increase before the summer travel season ends. AAA Texas branch offices are available to help families stretch their remaining vacation budgets and plan those last few summer trips.”
Gas Demand Maintains Momentum
Earlier this week across the country, at least 39 states saw prices increase on average by three cents – a major swing from last week when only nine states posted more expensive gas prices on the week. The South and Southeast saw gas prices increase this week with Florida and Texas seeing the biggest jumps across the region. Even with prices going up, the South and Southeast region carries the country’s cheapest gas prices. Analysts say if demand maintains its upward momentum and wholesale crude oil prices increase, consumers will likely see higher retail gas prices at the pump.
Prices up to date at press time using market prices posted at 3:42 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.
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