(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.23 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as 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 El Paso are paying the most on average per gallon at $2.35, while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.11 per gallon.
At $2.47, today’s national gas price average is one cent more on the week. Gas prices are fluctuating across the country. States in the Great Lakes and Central are experiencing the biggest increases (six to 12 cents) while states in the South and Southeast, which includes Texas, are reporting this week’s cheapest gas prices.
Despite the fluctuation, analysts say the national average gas price will decrease as the holidays approach. Gulf Coast refineries’ capacity surpassed 90 percent for the first time since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the U.S., and according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA), overall inventory levels are more than this time last year.
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/.
Local Gas Prices
Locally, gas prices ranged this afternoon from the cheapest at $2.24 per gallon at Murphy USA on Loop 59 to $2.29 at the Shell station on the corner of Main and Boogie Street in Atlanta. Gas prices in Queen City are at $2.25 per gallon which is two cents higher than last week and two cents higher than the state average. In Texarkana, Texas gas prices as low as $2.12 per gallon were found in multiple locations including Sam’s Club on St. Michael Drive and EZ Mart and Raceway station on State Line Ave.
Gas Price Average Comparison