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Texas, national gas prices rise, ending seven-week streak of drops

Texas, national gas prices rise, ending seven-week streak of drops
December 31
07:50 2019

Texas gas prices have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.27/g, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 2.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 31.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas was priced at $1.99/g on Monday, while the most expensive was $3.19/g, a difference of $1.20/g. The cheapest price in the entire country on Monday was at $1.88/g while the most expensive was $5.19/g, a difference of $3.31/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.57/g on Monday. The national average is down 2.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 32.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

“The streak has been broken: for seven straight weeks we saw the national average drop, but the fun has come to an end as oil prices continue to show strength into the last days of 2019 boosting the national average this past week,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Prices jumped thanks to a notable, yet anticipated drop in oil inventories, sending oil to multi-month highs above $61 and gasoline prices following. However, weakness will likely return to gasoline prices in January and February as demand weakens, so perhaps all is not lost.”

Texas areas and their current gas prices:

  • Midland Odessa- $2.42/g, up 2.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.39/g.
  • San Antonio- $2.18/g, up 2.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.16/g.
  • Austin- $2.24/g, up 4.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.19/g.

“As we say goodbye to 2019, here are some interesting figures from this decade: the U.S. consumed 1.25 trillion gallons of gasoline, which is enough volume to raise Lake Superior’s level 2.3 inches, having spent $3.625 trillion on gasoline alone, and driving 31.25 trillion miles, enough for 5,208 round trips to Pluto on the consumed gasoline,” DeHaan said. “With 2019 nearly behind us, many are asking what lays ahead for 2020? GasBuddy will be releasing our 2020 Fuel Outlook this week, and in it, answers to many asked questions about how bad gas prices will get over the coming 365 days.”

Locally, the situation is mixed with some stations lowering their prices slightly over the past few weeks and some raising them. Additionally, since Dec. 6, the price of diesel has dropped slightly at most Breckenridge gas stations.

Gas Prices in Breckenridge, Texas

For more gas prices, click here to visit the Gas Buddy website.
Gas StationRegular price per gallonDiesel price per gallon
Allsup's - Alon
511 W. Walker St.
2.152.69
Conoco - South (Whoa-N-Go)
411 S. Breckenridge Ave.
2.292.89
Double Six - Conoco
1602 W. Walker St.
2.242.89
Graham Y Fuel
2609 U.S. Hwy 180 E.
2.362.79
7-11 East
1311 E. Walker St.
2.352.69
7-11 West
3074 W. Walker St.
2.352.69
Valero
900 E, Walker St.
2.192.69
Walmart
3800 W. Walker St.
2.152.69
These prices are based on each station's signs on the morning of Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, as collected by the Breckenridge Texan staff.

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