(Big 2/Fox 24) – Gas prices in Texas dropped for the first time in nearly two months, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Officials with AAA Texas attribute the slight decrease to the rising Coronavirus case numbers being reported throughout the state.
The average price now sits at $1.88, which is one cent less than the same day last week and 59 cents less compared to this day last year. The national average is $2.19, AAA Texas says.
“AAA forecasts that most people in our region of the country will choose the car over any other mode of transportation if traveling this summer,” AAA Texas spokesman Daniel Armbruster said in a statement. “While most people will drive, demand for gasoline may fluctuate in the coming weeks due to the reports that coronavirus cases have increased in some stats, which could impact pump prices.”
Drivers in Midland, Odessa and Abilene are paying the most on average at $1.99, the report reads.