(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.70 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is seven cents more than last week and is 53 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 $2.99 while drivers in Amarillo and San Antonio are paying the least at $2.60 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.90, which is six cents more than this day last week and 56 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
Gas prices increased in all Texas cities surveyed by AAA over the past week. The largest price jump week-to-week was in San Angelo where drivers are paying 15 cents more, on average, for a gallon of gas today than they were on this day last week.
Pump Prices increased across the nation over the last week in large part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. As a result, 36 states are seeing gas prices that are a nickel or more expensive in past seven days. The Administration’s move combined with the switchover to summer blend, growing global demand and shrinking supply continues to fuel pump prices as we approach the summer driving season.
“Texans are paying $7.42 more, on average, to fill up one tank of gas compared to this same day last year,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson. “Rising gas prices will not stop many Texans from traveling this Memorial Day, as AAA predicts the most people to travel away from home for the holiday since 2005.”
The South and Southeast region of the U.S. took the largest inventory draw in the country over the last week. Levels are now at their point the region has seen since the beginning of December 2017.
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.
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. Find additional news from AAA Texas in our online newsroom at http://tx-aaa.iprsoftware.com/.
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