Gas Prices Start 2019 Down More than 30 Cents Year-to-Year

Price Gap

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.93 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than this day last week and is 32 cents less 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 $2.49 while drivers in Amarillo and Sherman/Denison are paying the least at $1.80 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25, which is five cents less than this day last week and 24 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Texas retail gasoline prices have been dropping since mid-October due to falling crude oil prices. It remains unclear how long prices will continue to fall, as OPEC recently decided to make changes that will likely lead to higher oil prices in 2019. Crude oil prices have been declining due to an abundance of supply on the global market.

“Texans are paying much less for retail gasoline in 2019 compared to the start of last year,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico spokesperson. “The statewide average is lower by 32 cents per gallon compared to this time last year, which means the average family is saving $4.16 per tank.”

Most South and Southeast states have gas price averages below $2.00 per gallon. On the week, Florida and North Carolina were the only regional states to see prices above the $2.00 level.

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

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