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Gas expert: Motorists can expect rising prices in weeks, months ahead

Gas expert: Motorists can expect rising prices in weeks, months ahead
March 08
14:51 2021

Texas gas prices have risen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations in Texas. Gas prices in Texas are 34.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 41.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $1.95/g today while the most expensive is $3.19/g, a difference of $1.24/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.77/g today. The national average is up 29.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 41.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

“OPEC surprised oil markets last week by extending oil production cuts for another month, ignoring the resurgence in global demand as economies recover from COVID-19. Markets responded by pushing oil prices up some 12%. As a result, motorists should prepare for further gas price increases in the weeks and potentially months ahead, with a $3 per gallon national average potentially less than a month away,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “At the start of this year, it was somewhat outlandish to predict a $3 per gallon national average for the summer driving season, but thanks to the speed of recovery from the pandemic pushing demand higher and OPEC’s reluctance to raise oil production, we’re on the cusp of making that a reality. It’s extremely frustrating as a consumer to feel helpless as prices soar and as millions remain unemployed, so the only advice I can offer consumers is prepare for further increases, and to mitigate rising prices, shop around for the low prices every time you need to refuel. I’m hopeful OPEC will see the error in their ways at next month’s meeting, but with demand exceeding supply, the longer the imbalance continues, the longer it will take for any rise in oil production to offset it.”

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

  • March 8, 2020: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
  • March 8, 2019: $2.21/g (U.S. Average: $2.47/g)
  • March 8, 2018: $2.28/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
  • March 8, 2017: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
  • March 8, 2016: $1.59/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
  • March 8, 2015: $2.24/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
  • March 8, 2014: $3.24/g (U.S. Average: $3.49/g)
  • March 8, 2013: $3.56/g (U.S. Average: $3.71/g)
  • March 8, 2012: $3.58/g (U.S. Average: $3.76/g)
  • March 8, 2011: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Eastland — Lowest: $2.64/g and Highest: $2.41
  • Graham — Lowest: $2.51/g and Highest: $2.53
  • Abilene — Lowest: $2.44/g and Highest: $2.69/g
  • Mineral Wells — Lowest: $2.43/g and Highest: $2.59/g

In other parts of the state:

  • Midland Odessa- $2.73/g, up 9.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.63/g.
  • San Antonio- $2.41/g, up 6.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.34/g.
  • Austin- $2.44/g, up 8.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.36/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 posted prices on the morning of Monday, March 8 , 2021, as collected by the Breckenridge Texan staff.


Information provided by GasBuddy

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