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Seasonal impacts lead to continued rise in gas prices

Seasonal impacts lead to continued rise in gas prices
April 03
15:10 2019

Texas gas prices have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.46/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations. As of Monday, gas prices in Texas were 28.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 5.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas was priced at $2.19/g on Monday while the most expensive is $3.29/g, a difference of $1.10/g. The cheapest price in the entire country on Monday was $1.75/g while the most expensive was $4.99/g, a difference of $3.24/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.69/g today. The national average is up 26.5 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 3.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

“There’s no fooling motorists, gas prices have continued to surge. For the seventh straight week the national average has continued to rise, unabated, due to seasonal impacts. The run-up this spring has felt worse than prior years, and thus far, the national average is up nearly 50 cents per gallon from our 2019 low. Unfortunately, this a rut we’ll be stuck in yet for at least a few more weeks,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “President Trump, as much as he’d like to control oil and gasoline prices, has not be able to successfully convince OPEC to respond, with oil prices last week closing above $60 per barrel, a fresh 2019 high. What the President may not realize is that while oil prices have been a minor piece of the pie of rising gas prices, the bulk remains EPA mandates during the summer months that coincide with refineries doing work ahead of the intense demand during the summer in which most run near capacity.”

Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back a decade:
April 1, 2018: $2.41/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
April 1, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
April 1, 2016: $1.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.06/g)
April 1, 2015: $2.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.41/g)
April 1, 2014: $3.36/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
April 1, 2013: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.63/g)
April 1, 2012: $3.82/g (U.S. Average: $3.93/g)
April 1, 2011: $3.52/g (U.S. Average: $3.63/g)
April 1, 2010: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.79/g)
April 1, 2009: $1.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

Midland Odessa- $2.60/g, up 7.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.53/g.
San Antonio- $2.33/g, up 7.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.25/g.
Austin- $2.41/g, up 7.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.34/g.

Gas Prices in Breckenridge, Texas

Gas StationRegular price per gallonDiesel price per gallon
Allsup's - Alon
511 W. Walker St.
Conoco - South (Whoa-N-Go)
411 S. Breckenridge Ave.
Double Six - Conoco
1602 W. Walker St.
Graham Y Fuel
2609 U.S. Hwy 180 E.
7-11 East
1311 E. Walker St.
7-11 West
3074 W. Walker St.
900 E, Walker St.
3800 W. Walker St.
For more gas prices, click here to visit the Gas Buddy website.
These prices are based on each station's signs on the morning of Tuesday, April 2, 2019, as collected by the Breckenridge Texan staff.


For LIVE fuel price averages, visit

Top photo by Paul Brennan from Pixabay

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