(Coppell) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.45 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than on this day last week and is six cents less 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 $3.73 per gallon while drivers in San Angelo are paying the least at $3.28 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.83, which is one cent more when compared to this day last week and 18 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
U.S gasoline stocks declined slightly and demand for fuel increased, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Crude prices have increased by approximately two dollars per barrel compared to last week. Gas prices may continue to fluctuate in the days to come, with more price average increases possible given that crude oil prices have increased. OPEC+ announced today that global crude demand is anticipated to remain strong for the remainder of the year.
“Many Texas drivers are seeing minimal relief when they fill up this week,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “The best way to conserve fuel is to drive the speed limit, avoid hard accelerations and maintain healthy tires.”
Drivers in Texas are paying the fifth lowest gas price average in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com. Meanwhile, drivers in California are paying the most at $5.09 on average for a gallon of regular unleaded.
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.