According to this week's AAA Texas Gas Watch, the average price of regular unleaded gas was unchanged from last week.  The average price is $1.53 a gallon, down 58 cents from one year ago.  This week's national average is $1.72 a gallon, up two cents from last week.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA Texas, Dallas has the most expensive gas average $1.58 a gallon for regular unleaded. Amarillo is the cheapest at $1.41 a gallon. Many gas stations in Lubbock are selling regular unleaded between $1.39 to $1.49 a gallon.

“Texans are now paying $21 to fill up the average 14-gallon size fuel tank which is about $8 less per fill up than last year,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “With these lower prices compared to recent years and the 100-year anniversary of the National Park System, travelers might want to consider a road trip to a National Park this coming spring and summer.

 

Area Current 2/18/16 2/11/16 Difference Year Ago 2/18/15 Difference Record High Date Record High Price
National $1.72 $1.70 +0.02 $2.27 -0.55 07/17/08 $4.11
State $1.53 $1.53 0.00 $2.11 -0.58 07/17/08 $3.98
Amarillo $1.41 $1.34 +0.07 $2.08 -0.67 07/16/08 $3.98
Austin-San Marcos $1.53 $1.55 -0.02 $2.08 -0.55 07/17/08 $3.97
Beaumont $1.49 $1.51 -0.02 $2.06 -0.57 07/16/08 $4.00
Corpus Christi $1.52 $1.51 +0.01 $2.10 -0.58 07/15/08 $3.96
Dallas $1.58 $1.53 +0.05 $2.15 -0.57 07/16/08 $3.98
El Paso $1.56 $1.56 0.00 $2.14 -0.58 07/17/08 $3.97
Ft. Worth $1.56 $1.50 +0.06 $2.14 -0.58 07/16/08 $3.97
Galveston $1.52 $1.54 +0.06 $2.07 -0.55 07/14/08 $3.97
Houston $1.51 $1.53 -0.02 $2.07 -0.56 07/17/08 $3.96
San Antonio $1.50 $1.52 -0.02 $2.07 -0.57 07/16/08 $3.96
Texarkana $1.49 $1.48 +0.01 $2.14 -0.65 07/17/08 $3.98