The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.82 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent more than from this day last week and is 93 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 at $3.13 per gallon while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.70 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.18, which is the same when compared to this day last week and 97 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
Gas price averages in many spots around the Lone Star State are relatively unchanged from last week. It appears former tropical system Ida had minimal long-term impacts to pump prices, though some fluctuation is still possible over the next few weeks. Plus, gasoline demand typically decreases after Labor Day. Crude oil prices have also been relatively stable over the past few weeks.
“After a very busy summer driving season, it is typical around this time of year for gasoline demand to decrease and, often times, gasoline prices can trend downward as well,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Joshua Zuber. “Drivers in many parts of Texas may start to notice gas prices falling slowly as we approach the fall season.”
Drivers in Texas are paying the 2nd lowest gas price average in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com.
Prices up to date at press time using market prices posted at 3:41 a.m. Thursday. 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.