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AAA: Austin-area gas prices fall again ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

November 15, 2018 - 9:43 am
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AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Ahead of one of the busiest Thanksgiving holidays for travel in more than a decade, Austin-area gas prices dropped again this week.

AAA Texas says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel across the Austin-San Marcos metro area is $2.39, down six cents from last week and only one cent higher than this time a year ago.

The statewide average dropped eight cents to $2.37, while the national average dropped six cents to $2.67.

Across the state, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.93 while drivers in Sherman-Denison are paying the least at $2.16 per gallon.

Today, 41 percent of gas stations nationwide are selling unleaded gasoline for $2.50 or less. In comparison, the majority of gas stations were selling gas for $2.51 or more at the start of summer during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

AAA says some 4.1 million Texans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home for the Thanksgiving holiday - the highest travel volume since 2005.

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