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Gas prices increase slightly following Hurricane Laura

Gas prices increase slightly following Hurricane Laura
August 31
11:03 2020

Texas gas prices have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.91/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 3.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 37.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

“Gas prices have reached their highest post-coronavirus level as Hurricane Laura caused Gulf Coast refineries to shut, limiting production as gasoline demand edged higher,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The rebound in demand comes with just a week left in the summer driving season and isn’t expected to continue once the driving season wraps up.

“But while some may see prices tick higher over the next few days, more decreases are coming to gas prices once Labor Day is over as demand will likely move lower,” he continued. “In addition, the switch back to cheaper winter gasoline will happen in a few weeks, giving more potential downward momentum for prices.”

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $1.51/g today while the most expensive is $2.49/g, a difference of 98.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.22/g today. The national average is up 4.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 34.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back 10 years:

  • August 31, 2019: $2.28/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)
  • August 31, 2018: $2.60/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)
  • August 31, 2017: $2.32/g (U.S. Average: $2.51/g)
  • August 31, 2016: $2.03/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
  • August 31, 2015: $2.22/g (U.S. Average: $2.47/g)
  • August 31, 2014: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
  •  August 31, 2013: $3.40/g (U.S. Average: $3.58/g)
  • August 31, 2012: $3.67/g (U.S. Average: $3.83/g)
  • August 31, 2011: $3.46/g (U.S. Average: $3.61/g)
  • August 31, 2010: $2.51/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Eastland — Lowest: $1.94/g and Highest: $2.05/g
  • Graham — Lowest: $1.92/g and Highest: $1.99/g
  • Abilene — Lowest: $1.69/g and Highest: $2.19/g
  • Mineral Wells — Lowest: $1.87/g and Highest: $2.09/g

In other parts of the state:

  • Midland Odessa- $2.07/g, up 13.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.94/g.
  • San Antonio- $1.78/g, down 0.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.79/g.
  • Austin- $1.85/g, down 0.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.85/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. 31, 2020, as collected by the Breckenridge Texan staff.


For last week’s gas prices, click here.

Information provided by GasBuddy

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