Seminole Fuel Prices Remain at $3.65, Texas Average Drops 4-Cents
Published October 03, 2013 2:16pm by
IRVING -- As the average fuel price in the Lone Star State dropped nearly another nickel this week, fuel prices in Seminole remained well above the state and national averages.
According to the weekly AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel was quoted at being $3.16 per gallon for low-grade unleaded fuel, according to the That price is four cents less than last week and 38 cents less than one year ago.
The average in the Lone Star State is also 22 cents less than the national average of $3.38.
Fuel prices in Seminole, according to a Thursday polling by the Seminole Sentinel, was $3.65 per gallon for low-grade unleaded gasoline. The price, observed at a majority of Seminole's commercial fueling locations, has been at the same price for a week, having dropped from $3.75 per gallon -- a price local customers had been paying for over the prior six weeks.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Amarillo and Austin are paying the most at $3.20, and drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.11.
According to the online resource, GasBuddy.com, fuel prices in the West Texas region ranged from $2.94 per gallon to $3.19 per gallon at locations in Lubbock. In Brownfield, prices were quoted at $3.39 per gallon at three locations.
In Andrews, prices ranged from $3.25 to $3.27 per gallon. Further south, in Midland, gas prices ranged from $3.05 to $3.19 per gallon at a majority of commercial fueling locations.
Fuel prices in Hobbs, N.M. were quoted by the online site at being $3.69 per gallon on Thursday, four cents higher per gallon than prices in Seminole.
The most expensive gasoline in the nation can be found in Hawaii at $4.25 and the highest in the continental U.S. is in California at $3.89 per gallon. The lowest pump price in the nation is in South Carolina at $3.09.
Sufficient gas supplies, a low demand for fuel and the move to cheaper winter-blend gasoline production are the reasons for the gas price drops in Texas and across the country. Barring any hurricanes or other unexpected disruption to gasoline production and distribution, many analysts say retail prices will likely continue to go down in the coming months.
"We’re hopeful drivers will benefit from these lower gas prices during road trips this fall,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. "Currently drivers are paying about $44 to fill up a 14-gallon size fuel tank, which is about six dollars less per tank than this time last year."