Despite Increase in Gas Prices Across Texas, Lubbock Maintains Lowest Average in State
The average price of gas in Texas continues to rise. According to this week's, AAA Texas Gas Watch the average price of self-serve regular unleaded is now $1.80 per gallon; up 14 cents from last week.
Of the cities surveyed by AAA, Lubbock has the lowest average price for gas at $1.70 a gallon, and El Paso is the highest at $1.92 a gallon. This week's national average went up nine cents to $2.08 per gallon.
According to AAA Texas:
Despite rising pump prices, Texans have not seen gas prices below $2 per gallon at the start of June since 2005 and have some of the cheapest prices in the country today. In fact, Lubbock has the third lowest gas price average of any city surveyed by AAA in the United States.
"Texas hasn’t seen gas prices this low at the beginning of June since 2005,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster. “Demand for retail gasoline continues to rise forcing pump prices up for drivers. While gas prices are increasing, Texas has the 5th lowest gas price average of any state in the country at $1.80 per gallon.”
Other regional average gas prices include: Amarillo at $1.72 per gallon, up 10 cents from last week; Abilene at $1.86 per gallon, up 15 cents from last week; Midland and Odessa both at $1.88 per gallon; San Angelo at $1.75 per gallon, up 13 cents and Wichita Falls at $1.79 per gallon, up 14 cents from last week.