Gas prices maintained their downward trend for a second straight week, with AAA on Thursday reporting the statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded had slipped 4 cents to $2.47.
That price is 18 cents less per gallon than during this time last year. The U.S. average gas price fell 3 cents on the week to $2.72 a gallon — 15 cents less than in 2018.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.64, while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.31 per gallon.
Closer to home, gas prices tumbled across the Dallas-Fort Worth region, with the average price in Dallas dipping 9 cents to $2.48 a gallon, while the price in Fort Worth-Arlington fell 8 cents to $2.49 per gallon.
In Denton, GasBuddy.com on Thursday listed the lowest available price as $2.25 a gallon, found at Buc-ee’s off Interstate 35E. That price is 11 cents lower than the lowest available price in Denton last week.
While demand for gasoline remains strong, regional gasoline stock levels are still able to meet demand, AAA reported. Every Texas metropolitan area surveyed by AAA saw pump prices decline or remain the same week to week. This is the second straight week that retail gasoline prices have fallen in the Lone Star State.
Gas prices are pushing cheaper across the South and Southeast, AAA noted. On the week, state averages are 3 cents to 9 cents less: Florida (-9 cents) is seeing the largest decline followed by South Carolina (-5 cents) and Louisiana (-4 cents). These three states land on the top 10 list for the largest weekly decreases in the country.