With millions of Americans hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, Texas drivers are sharing relief at the pump with the cheapest gas in the country.
The gas price fell below $3 for the first time since January, AAA Texas says.
The statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.97 in Texas, with the national average at $3.64 per gallon.
AAA Texas says 4 million Texans plan to travel at least 50 miles away from home this Thanksgiving, with 3.6 million driving, reports Fox News.
- McAllen-Edinburg $2.77
- Corpus Christi $2.79
- Brownsville-Harlingen $2.79
- Sherman-Denison $2.80
- Victoria $2.83
Most Expensive Gas in Texas
- Midland $3.19
- Odessa $3.14
- Wichita Falls $3.11
- El Paso $3.10
- College Station-Bryan $3.07
“Many drivers will be thankful to see Texas gasoline prices, which are the lowest in the nation, below $3 per gallon for the first time since January,” AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster said.
Market analysts attribute falling pump prices to sinking oil prices, with West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) currently at $80 a barrel for the first time since the beginning of the year.
Drivers in California are paying the most for gas, spending $5.20 for a gallon of regular unleaded.