COPPELL, Texas (KXAN) — Gas prices in the state are reaching a new low, as a record number of Texans prepare to hit the roads for their holiday travels.
According to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, the gas prices in the state have gone down by five cents in the past week, and 15 cents since this same time last year. The average price per gallon in Texas is $2.02 per gallon, while the national average is $2.36 per gallon.
The Texas city paying the most for gas is Midland, where drivers are paying on average $2.45 per gallon. The city paying the least for gas is Amarillo, where drivers are spending around $1.88 per gallon.
This holiday season, 8.4 million Texans are each expected to be traveling 50 miles or more. According to AAA Texas, this is a year-end travel record and a 4 percent increase over last year.
“No doubt cheaper gas prices are fueling their decision to hit the road,” said AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster.