According to this week's AAA Texas Gas Watch, the average price of regular unleaded gas was unchanged from last week.  The average price is $1.53 a gallon, down 58 cents from one year ago.  This week's national average is $1.72 a gallon, up two cents from last week.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA Texas, Dallas has the most expensive gas average $1.58 a gallon for regular unleaded. Amarillo is the cheapest at $1.41 a gallon. Many gas stations in Lubbock are selling regular unleaded between $1.39 to $1.49 a gallon.

“Texans are now paying $21 to fill up the average 14-gallon size fuel tank which is about $8 less per fill up than last year,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. “With these lower prices compared to recent years and the 100-year anniversary of the National Park System, travelers might want to consider a road trip to a National Park this coming spring and summer.

 

AreaCurrent 2/18/162/11/16DifferenceYear Ago 2/18/15DifferenceRecord High DateRecord High Price
National$1.72$1.70+0.02$2.27-0.5507/17/08$4.11
State$1.53$1.530.00$2.11-0.5807/17/08$3.98
Amarillo$1.41$1.34+0.07$2.08-0.6707/16/08$3.98
Austin-San Marcos$1.53$1.55-0.02$2.08-0.5507/17/08$3.97
Beaumont$1.49$1.51-0.02$2.06-0.5707/16/08$4.00
Corpus Christi$1.52$1.51+0.01$2.10-0.5807/15/08$3.96
Dallas$1.58$1.53+0.05$2.15-0.5707/16/08$3.98
El Paso$1.56$1.560.00$2.14-0.5807/17/08$3.97
Ft. Worth$1.56$1.50+0.06$2.14-0.5807/16/08$3.97
Galveston$1.52$1.54+0.06$2.07-0.5507/14/08$3.97
Houston$1.51$1.53-0.02$2.07-0.5607/17/08$3.96
San Antonio$1.50$1.52-0.02$2.07-0.5707/16/08$3.96
Texarkana$1.49$1.48+0.01$2.14-0.6507/17/08$3.98