National gas prices dropping, see how far

Published 12:26 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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By Van Wade

Gasoline demand continues to struggle, hitting some mid-summer blues as coronavirus cases continue to see upward movement in more states.

It hasn’t been a sharp enough drop to push gas prices lower last week, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

Texas gas prices have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.89/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations.

Gas prices in Texas are 8.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 60.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“While prices for this time of year remain the lowest in over 15 years, it’s still easy to spend more than you need to on gas by letting your guard down, especially now with several states raising gasoline taxes in the midst of summer,” De Haan said.

“For now, I continue to expect gas prices to move sideways- that is- the lack of a clear national trend for now, some will rise, some will fall, as we remain in a COVID-19 holding pattern.”

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $0.99/g today while the most expensive is $2.52/g, a difference of $1.53/g.

The lowest price in the state today is $0.99/g while the highest is $2.52/g, a difference of $1.53/g.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.19/g today.

The national average is up 8.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 60.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back ten years:
July 13, 2019: $2.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)
July 13, 2018: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.88/g)
July 13, 2017: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
July 13, 2016: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
July 13, 2015: $2.56/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
July 13, 2014: $3.46/g (U.S. Average: $3.61/g)
July 13, 2013: $3.44/g (U.S. Average: $3.59/g)
July 13, 2012: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.38/g)
July 13, 2011: $3.55/g (U.S. Average: $3.64/g)
July 13, 2010: $2.56/g (U.S. Average: $2.69/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
• Midland Odessa – $2.04/g, up 8.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.96/g.
• San Antonio – $1.78/g, down 2.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.81/g.
• Austin – $1.85/g, down 2.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.87/g.