Avg gas price down in time for travel season

Just in time for next week’s start to the busy holiday travel season, Texas drivers are seeing gas prices decrease.  

Today’s statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.43, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  

That price is two cents less expensive than one week ago and 21 cents less than the national average which now sits at $3.64.  

Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed, drivers in Corpus Christi are paying the most at $3.44 per gallon while drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $3.32 per gallon.

Price at the pump in Brownfield was $3.49 per gallon on Friday morning. 

Gasoline prices have been declining since the beginning of the month, which is typical for this time of year, following the conclusion of refinery maintenance leading up to the May 1 deadline to begin producing summer-blend fuel.  

With this transition now complete, AAA analysts say falling averages are increasingly likely to reflect that gas prices have reached their peak for the spring in many parts of the country.  

Texans are now paying about $48 to fill up the typical 14-gallon size fuel tank.