Gas Prices Down Nearly $1 Over 2014
Texas drivers are now paying $2.55 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more than last week, but 91 cents less per gallon than last year.
Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $2.67 per gallon, while drivers in San Antonio are paying the least at $2.46 per gallon. Texans are paying 21 cents less than the national average which sits at $2.76.
AAA reports that after a steady increase in recent months, it is possible that national pump prices may be near a seasonal peak. Gas prices increased this spring due to a rally in crude oil prices from multiple-year lows, seasonal refinery maintenance, the changeover to summer-blend gasoline and domestic refinery issues that have impacted regional production.
While pump prices have been rising, the national and state average price for regular unleaded gasoline remain lower than at this time last year and consumers are expected to pay the lowest prices at the pump during the summer driving season since 2009.
"Motorists can find current gas prices along their travel routes with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android," said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. "The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance."