SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Texas is second on a AAA list of the top ten states with the lowest gas prices. The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.89 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents lower than last week and is 38 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Number one on the list was Mississippi where the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was selling for $1.88.
The average price at the pump in San Antonio held steady this past week at $1.81. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Odessa are paying the most on average at $2.04 while drivers in Sherman/Denison are paying the least at $1.76 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.21, which is two cents less than compared to this day last week and 35 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
The summer driving season, which is unofficially Memorial Day through Labor Day, gave drivers in Texas, and around the country, the cheapest fuel prices since 2004. Josh Zuber with AAA Texas says the statewide summer average for 2020 was $1.84 per gallon of regular unleaded. The national gas price average during the same timeframe was $2.15 – also the least expensive since 2004. Demand was decimated this summer by the impact of COVID-19, which ultimately meant increased supply and cheaper gas prices. Pump prices could continue to trend cheaper as winter blend gasoline is reintroduced into the market as early as next week.