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Gas prices continue to rise, affected by upcoming holiday weekend

Gas prices continue to rise, affected by upcoming holiday weekend
May 18
10:26 2021

Texas gas prices have risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations in Texas. Gas prices in Texas are 16.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.21/g higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas was priced at $2.39/g on Monday, while the most expensive is $3.99/g, a difference of $1.60/g. The national average price of gasoline has risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.03/g on Monday. The national average is up 16.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.17/g higher than a year ago.

“The national average gas price surged last week thanks to big price jumps in Southeastern states due to the previously shut down Colonial Pipeline, but most areas outside that region saw smaller fluctuations,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “With the pipeline now back in service, I expect prices to come down in the hardest hit states, specifically the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia. The drops should lead the national average to soon fall back under the $3 per gallon mark, but motorists shouldn’t get too excited — prices may start to head higher in a few weeks should Memorial Day gasoline demand be red hot. In addition, motorists in the affected areas should see outage numbers continue to decline this week, especially early in the week when gasoline demand tends to be lowest. I’m optimistic that there will be enough recovery by Memorial Day for motorists in these states to fill up without having to search for gasoline.”

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

  • May 17, 2020: $1.55/g (U.S. Average: $1.86/g)
  • May 17, 2019: $2.57/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
  • May 17, 2018: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.91/g)
  • May 17, 2017: $2.15/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
  • May 17, 2016: $2.00/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
  • May 17, 2015: $2.49/g (U.S. Average: $2.71/g)
  • May 17, 2014: $3.43/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)
  • May 17, 2013: $3.42/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
  • May 17, 2012: $3.55/g (U.S. Average: $3.72/g)
  • May 17, 2011: $3.84/g (U.S. Average: $3.94/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Eastland — Lowest: $2.62/g and Highest: $2.89/g
  • Graham — Lowest: $2.71/g and Highest: $2.99/g
  • Abilene — Lowest: $2.64/g and Highest: $2.99/g
  • Mineral Wells — Lowest: $2.71/g and Highest: $2.99/g

In other parts of the state:

  • Midland Odessa- $2.95/g, up 8.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.86/g.
  • San Antonio- $2.67/g, up 10.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.57/g.
  • Austin- $2.69/g, up 9.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.60/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 afternoon of Monday, May 17, 2021, as collected by the Breckenridge Texan staff.


Click here to see last week’s local gas prices.

Information provided by GasBuddy

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