AAA Texas: Statewide pump price average drops to eleven-week low

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A customer pumps gasoline into a vehicle in Lubbock, Texas.
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LUBBOCK, Texas — The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen to its lowest level since early August, according to a news release from AAA Texas.

On Saturday, the pump price average across the Lone State was reported at $1.824 on Saturday and was trending downward.

Texas currently has the fourth lowest gas price average in the country.

“The price for a gallon of regular unleaded on average statewide has fallen to its lowest level in nearly three months,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “COVID-19 concerns remain a primary factor as travel and day-to-day activities are impacted.”

As of Saturday, Texas drivers had been paying below $2.00 a gallon on average for regular unleaded fuel for 232 days, continuing a record longest stretch since 2005.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel was $2.136 on Saturday and was also trending downward.

COVID-19 concerns continue to keep the U.S. gasoline demand level well below last year.

In Lubbock, AAA Texas reported the average retail price was reported at $1.730 on Saturday..

The website, however, reported an average retail price of $1.71 here in the Hub City for re The website also noted drives could find regular unleaded gas prices as low as $1.39 a gallon in Lubbock. continues ongoing coverage of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with updates on its impact and vaccination efforts.

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