COPPELL, Texas — The Texarkana area has the third-cheapest gas, according to a new report from AAA Texas.
The cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline stayed even at $2.19 from a week ago while the statewide average jumped two cents from $2.25 to $2.27.
Corpus Christi area residents now own the cheapest gas in Texas with a $2.16 per gallon price, beating out longtime leader San Antonio, who fell to fourth place at $2.20 per gallon, a full five-cent increase over the past week.
Dallas area commuters are paying the most for the price of gas at $2.34 a gallon, a no-change from a week ago. The price is seven cents above the statewide average yet eight cents lower than the national average of $2.42 per gallon.
Despite Texas gas prices increasing, they still are posting some of the cheapest prices in the nation. The country’s six most expensive gas prices continue to reside on the West Coast. States in the southern region of the country have cheaper gas prices, but prices could increase as the high-drive season of summer approaches. The demand for gas will increase, and potentially lead to increases at the pump through September.
“Texas drivers are paying an average of $32 per tank for the average family sized vehicle,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico representative Sarah Schimmer. “Nationally the average is $34 per full up for a 14-gallon tank, or the family sized vehicle.”