AAA Texas: Statewide Gas Price Average Down Four Cents This Week

Published 07/24 2014 05:44PM

Updated 07/24 2014 05:47PM

IRVING, TX (NEWS RELEASE) -- Summer road trips will continue to cost Texans less money at the gas pumps this week.  The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is now $3.41, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  That price is four cents less than last week and 13 cents less than this time last year.  Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Lone Star State, drivers in El Paso are paying the most at $3.49 per gallon while drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $3.32 per gallon.  The statewide average in Texas is 14 cents less than the national average of $3.55 per gallon.

Retail prices at the pump have continued to move lower due primarily to lower crude oil costs as global geopolitical tensions stabilize.  AAA analysts say prices may continue to slide or remain flat, barring any additional geopolitical concerns, major hurricanes or refinery disruptions.

“Mid-summer vacationers will be paying an average of $48 to fill up the tank of a typical family sized vehicle this weekend,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe.  “For those who still plan to take a weekend trip or are still planning to take a summer vacation, visit the nearest AAA Texas branch office for free and expert travel ideas, tips and information that could save time and money on future trips.”

(Press release by AAA Texas)

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