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Gas prices drop slightly; future prices uncertain as pandemic continues

Gas prices drop slightly; future prices uncertain as pandemic continues
August 10
11:17 2020

As the summer vacation time comes to an end and families across the nation get ready for the 2020-21 school year — whether the kids will be learning in the classroom or at home — gas prices could continue to fall. But, the uncertainty of the coronavirus situation keeps even the experts guessing as to what will happen next, according to this morning’s GasBuddy report.

“Gas prices have remained in very familiar territory for the sixth straight week as gasoline demand fell slightly last week, keeping oil prices confined as forces prevent it from falling under $39 but also from breaching $42 per barrel,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “However, as summer begins to fade, demand recovery may be limited, and there’s a possibility we may see more downside potential in the last quarter of the year.

“Traditionally, gasoline demand weakens into the autumn, and as the coronavirus situation keeps more kids home and more parents from work, we may see a drop in gas prices as we progress through fall,” he continued. “However, since no one can predict when we may rebound from the coronavirus situation, nothing long-term is set in stone, but we are on track for a seventh straight week of stable gas prices.”

Texas gas prices have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.84/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 5.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 55.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the lowest price in the state today is $1.48/g while the highest is $2.69/g, a difference of $1.21/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.16/g today. The national average is down 3.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 47.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back ten years:

  • August 10, 2019: $2.39/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
  • August 10, 2018: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
  • August 10, 2017: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.35/g)
  • August 10, 2016: $1.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.13/g)
  • August 10, 2015: $2.38/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g)
  • August 10, 2014: $3.29/g (U.S. Average: $3.48/g)
  • August 10, 2013: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.55/g)
  • August 10, 2012: $3.49/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
  • August 10, 2011: $3.54/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
  • August 10, 2010: $2.63/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Midland Odessa- $1.98/g, down 2.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.00/g.
  • San Antonio- $1.69/g, down 3.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.73/g.
  • Austin- $1.80/g, down 2.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.83/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 price signs on the morning of Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, as collected by the Breckenridge Texan staff.


For last week’s gas prices, click here.

Information provided by GasBuddy

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