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AAA Texas: $3 Gas Returns as Spring Break Gets Underway

AAA Texas: $3 Gas Returns as Spring Break Gets Underway
The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.04 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 10 cents more than on this day last week and is four 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 $3.43 per gallon while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.89 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular  unleaded is $3.41, which is one cent more when compared to this day last week and six cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

TX GAS fuel fact 3-14-24

The statewide average had been below the $3 mark since October 27, 2023. March is a popular month for spring break road travel and is usually when demand for fuel begins to climb. Prices could increase further in the days to come as more people hit the road.

“The statewide gas price average in Texas stayed below the $3 mark for more than four months until this week,” said Daniel Armbruster, spokesperson for AAA Texas. “With Spring Break travel underway, there’s more pressure on fuel demand which could cause prices to further increase over the next week.”

Spring Break Gas Price Comparison

While gas prices are increasing, this year is not the most expensive spring break for fuel. When comparing the last ten years, 2022 remains the most expensive year for Texas gas prices over spring break.

TX Spring Break Comparison 2014-2024

Gas Price Averages

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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.

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