LUBBOCK, Texas – Despite the recent disruption of the oil and gas industry after two tropical systems, the statewide average gas price has managed to remain stable, according to a AAA Texas press release.
The statewide average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel was reported at $ 2,806 on Saturday and tended slightly lower.
“Pump prices may continue to be volatile at times over the next few weeks, as the Gulf of Mexico has experienced two recent hurricanes in Texas and Louisiana, affecting the oil and gas industry,” the spokesman said. AAA, Texas, Armbruster. “However, as we approach the fall season and, except for any major disruptions, drivers could see gas prices decline as fewer people tend to travel by road this time of year.” .
The motor club said this week Texas drivers were paying on average the second lowest gasoline prices in the entire country.
AAA Texas said drivers in Odessa were paying the highest average gas price this week. The lowest gas price was recorded in San Antonio.
According to the latest information from the Energy Information Administration, regional gasoline supplies remain at health levels. However, Gulf Coast refinery operations are still declining compared to a couple of weeks ago.
AAA Texas noted that some metropolitan areas have seen a brief rise in gas prices since last week, including Midland, Odessa and Laredo.
The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel reported Saturday at $ 3.193 and tended slightly lower.
In Lubbock, AAA Texas reported that the average retail price was reported Saturday at $ 2,757.
The GasBudddy.com website reported an average retail price of $ 2.73 here in downtown. The website also noted that units could find regular prices for unleaded gas as low as $ 2.52 a gallon.