AAA Texas: Statewide Thanksgiving gas price average highest in eight years

TEXAS (Nexstar)- The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.00 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is five cents less than from this day last week and is $1.21 more per gallon compared to this day last year. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.40, which is one cent less when compared to this day last week and $1.29 more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

With the statewide gas price average decreasing from last week, that brings a little bit of good news for drivers as AAA Texas anticipates near pre-pandemic levels of travel. AAA expects 3.9 million Texans to travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving. 3.6 million of them, or 92%, will drive to their destination. After stubbornly staying above $80 a barrel since Labor Day, the price of crude oil tumbled this week into the mid-$70s. However, drivers in Texas are paying the most for a gallon of regular unleaded on average since Thanksgiving 2013.

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