COPPELL, Texas -- The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.92 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
• Average price is 34 cents less per gallon compared to this day in 2018
• National average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.23
The price is 1 cent less than this day last week and is 34 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.48 while drivers in Amarillo and Lubbock are paying the least at $1.82 per gallon.
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The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.23, which is two cents less than this day last week and 28 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year. Despite record motor vehicle travel for the year-end holiday period, demand for retail gasoline in the U.S. continued to decline, suggesting that demand this winter could be lower than expected.
Daniel Armbruster, spokesperson for AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico, said that drivers in Texas continue to enjoy gasoline savings as demand for retail gasoline in the U.S. reaches an almost two-year low and the global crude market is oversupplied. Seven South and Southeast states are among the top 10 with cheapest gas prices in the country and include Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, and Texas.