COPPELL, Texas – AAA Texas says even with record-breaking holiday travel, gas prices will continue to fall.
The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.22 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less than as on this day last week and is 25 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Odessa are paying the most on average at $2.45 while drivers in Tyler are paying the least at $2.14 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.55, which is the same when compared to this day last week and 24 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
More than 100 million Americans are taking to the roadways to travel for the holidays, but that hasn’t had a large impact on gas prices. Approximately one dozen states are seeing more expensive gas prices with increases of less than a dime. In Texas, where record-breaking 8.6 million are traveling by automobile, prices continue falling due to a healthy regional supply.
“Even with a record amount of travel volume anticipated for the year-end holiday period, gas price averages in most Texas cities will continue to trickle down,” said Joshua Zuber, AAA Texas spokesperson. “Regional gasoline stocks remain healthy and drivers in Texas, and across the southern U.S., are enjoying some of the cheapest gas prices in the country.”
Regional refinery rates dipped slightly week-to-week, down 2 percent, to 91 percent. Despite these small jumps, motorists can expect gas prices to edge cheaper following the holidays.
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 atwww.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 atAAA.com/Repair. AAA Texas branch offices throughout the state can be found by visitingwww.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook:www.facebook.com/