Gas prices in the State of Texas are down 1 cent this weekend to $2.22 a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.
Amarillo prices stay the same at $2.19 a gallon, which is 34 cents more than this time last year.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Odessa are paying the most on average at $2.45 while drivers in Tyler are paying the least at $2.14 per gallon.
The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.55, which is the same when compared to this day last week and 24 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
More than 100 million Americans are taking to the roadways to travel for the holidays, but that hasn’t had a large impact on gas prices. Approximately one dozen states are seeing more expensive gas prices with increases of less than a dime. In Texas, where record-breaking 8.6 million are traveling by automobile, prices continue falling due to a healthy regional supply.
“Even with a record amount of travel volume anticipated for the year-end holiday period, gas price averages in most Texas cities will continue to trickle down,” said Joshua Zuber, AAA Texas spokesperson. “Regional gasoline stocks remain healthy and drivers in Texas, and across the southern U.S., are enjoying some of the cheapest gas prices in the country.”
Regional refinery rates dipped slightly week-to-week, down 2 percent, to 91 percent. Despite these small jumps, motorists can expect gas prices to edge cheaper following the holidays.