IRVING – Texans are now paying $3.16 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
That price is one cent less than a week ago and nine cents less than one year ago. When compared to the national average of $3.32, people in the Lone Star State are paying an average of 16 cents less than drivers nationwide.
Drivers in Dallas and Fort Worth are paying the most on average at $3.20, and people in El Paso are paying the least $2.95.
Motorists in Seminole were paying $3.19 per gallon as of Thursday afternoon, according to a polling conducted by the Seminole Sentinel.
Following last year’s volatility, 2013 has started with relative price stability at the pump in much of the country. Texans are now paying about $44 to fill up the typical 14-gallon size fuel tank.
"We can’t say for sure where prices are going to go in the coming months,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. "But maintaining your car or truck according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations, combining trips, driving the speed limit, and driving with less weight, are the best ways to maximize fuel efficiency.”
To help consumers identify quality auto repair shops that can assist in the maintenance and repair of their vehicles, AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. AAA-approved repair facilities meet and maintain high professional standards for training, equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local auto repair facilities, or search for a nearby AAA-approved shop online at AAA.com/Repair. AAA Texas can be visited on the Internet at www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas.