Gas prices in Killeen are consistent with the state average, but smart motorists can pay less than that if they pay attention to where they fill up.
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than last week and is 18 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.
The H-E-B located at 2511 Trimmier Road had the cheapest gallon of gas, priced at $2.06 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The 7-Eleven at 1001 Willow Springs Road sold a gallon for $2.12 a gallon, as did the Valero at 1801 S. W.S. Young Drive and the Mobil at 1219 S. Fort Hood St.
The Citgo located at 1515 N. 38th St. sold a gallon for $2.16.
In Harker Heights, The H-E-B at 601 Indian Trail Drive sold a gallon for $2.06 Saturday at 2:20 p.m. The Valero at 601 E. Central Texas Expressway had a gallon of regular priced at $2.08. and Sam's Club at W. Central Texas Expressway held the title of cheapest price. One gallon of gas cost $2.03 Saturday afternoon.
The Alon located at 102 W. U.S. Business 190 claimed the lowest gas price Saturday afternoon, as a gallon cost $2.09. The 7-Eleven located at 501 N. First St. sold gas for $2.16 a gallon, and the Stripes at 1262 U.S. Business 190 sold a gallon for $2.17.
Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland are paying the most on average at $2.54 while drivers in Fort Worth and Arlington are paying the least at $2.15 per gallon, according to Daniel Armbruster with AAA Texas. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.52, which is three cents less than this day last week and 24 cents more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.
Every motorist in the southwestern part of the country paid between four and eight cents less per gallon than last week. However, that trend is expected to hold up, according to Armbruster.
“Texans continue to enjoy the lowest statewide gas price average in the nation with most drivers paying about four cents less per gallon compared to last week,” Armbruster said. “As Texans prepare to enjoy Spring Break road trips in the coming weeks, AAA Texas reminds everyone to drive responsibly by buckling up, monitoring speeds, avoiding distractions and never getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.”