GAS PRICES

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.21 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area on Saturday.

That’s 1 cent less than last week, and 37 cents less than this time last year, according to AAA.

Killeen prices

In Killeen, the cheapest gas was selling for $2.07 per gallon Saturday afternoon at the Walmart at 3801 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, according to GasBuddy.com.

Fort Hood Prices

On Fort Hood, the cheapest gas was selling for $2.08 per gallon Saturday, according to those reporting to GasBuddy.com. The AAFES station at 70001 Clarke Road near U.S. 190 was selling at that price.

Harker Heights prices

In Harker Heights on Saturday, Sam’s Club at 600 W. Central Texas Expressway was selling the cheapest gas at $2.04 per gallon, according to GasBuddy users. H-E-B and Corner Store at 601 Indian Trail, and the Murphy USA at 2010 Heights Drive were selling gas at $2.07 per gallon.

Copperas Cove prices

In Copperas Cove on Saturday, the Murphy USA at 2712 E. Business U.S. Highway 190 was selling the cheapest gas at $2.14 per gallon, according to GasBuddy reports.

State prices

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.27 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

That price is 2 cents less than on this day last week and is 34 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year.

Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Texas, drivers in Midland and Odessa are paying the most on average at $2.50 while drivers in McAllen are paying the least at $2.16 per gallon. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.57, which is the same as this day last week and 27 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year.

While prices are dropping, it’s possible some areas could see slight increases at the pump in the coming days due to fluctuation in gasoline stocks. Demand for retail gasoline is beginning to lower across the region with the end of summer driving season, however exports to areas outside of the U.S. are causing supplies to be at their lowest point for this time of year since 2015.

“Demand for retail gasoline is falling as summer driving season has ended,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas spokesperson. “For the most part drivers can expect to continue seeing lower gas prices; however, fluctuations are possible.”

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