COPPELL, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from AAA Texas:
The statewide average price of gasoline in Texas is $ 2.89 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. This price is one cent lower than on this day last week and 95 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Among the major metropolitan areas studied in Texas, Odessa drivers pay the most on average at $ 3.07 per gallon, while drivers in San Antonio pay the least at $ 2.68 per gallon. The national average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $ 3.30, two cents less than on date last week and $ 1.08 more than the price per gallon around the same time. last year.
Demand for gasoline jumped last week, driven by increased consumer confidence ahead of the holidays. But concerns about the economic impact of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have created some volatility in the crude oil market. As a result, prices at the pump are falling again week to week as crude oil prices falter.
“As millions of Texans plan to hit the road to celebrate the holiday season, they are greeted by the country’s cheapest average gas price,” AAA Texas spokesperson said, Daniel Armbruster. “Prices may continue to decline as the market continues to assess the last possible economic impact of the omicron variant.”
AAA Texas is forecasting a pre-pandemic recovery for the year-end travel season, and most Texans (over 94%) are expected to take a road trip.
Texas drivers pay the lowest average gas price in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com. Meanwhile, California drivers pay the most at an average of $ 4.66 per gallon compared to regular unleaded.
Price updated at press time using market prices posted at 3:41 am. 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 plot a route and find out about 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 with the maintenance and repair of their vehicles, AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair Program as a free public service. AAA approved repair centers meet and maintain high professional standards for training, equipment, cleanliness, and customer service. Motorists can search for the approved auto repair panel at local auto repair shops or search for a nearby AAA authorized store online at AAA.com/Repair. AAA Texas branches statewide can be found by visiting www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas.
(AAA Texas press release)