AAA Texas: Texas Drivers Fill Up with Below $2/Gallon Gas for Longest Stretch Since 2005

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.86 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is one cent less than on this day last week and is 49 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 $2.15 while drivers in Sherman/Denison are paying the least at $1.75 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.19, which is one cent less compared to this day last week and 46 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

Drivers in Texas have been paying under $2 for a gallon of regular unleaded on average statewide for the longest period since 2005. The statewide average has sat below $2 a gallon for regular unleaded for 202 days, beating the previous record stretch of 195 days set in 2016. Texas hit the $2 milestone for the first time in March 2005. Market analysts primarily attribute the cheaper fuel prices to demand destruction caused by COVID-19 concerns.

“The average price for regular unleaded in the Lone Star State continues its streak below $2 a gallon since March, a record for Texas drivers since $2 per gallon gas was first seen in Texas back in 2005” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “With fall officially here, drivers may see gas prices decrease pending any major market volatility.”

Drivers in Texas are paying some of the cheapest prices at the pump, ranking 2nd lowest in the country, according to gasprices.aaa.com.

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.

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