San Antonio gas prices continue to fall as we get closer to Christmas, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The average price in San Antonio today has fallen another four cents in the past week, to $2.06, with more and more stations around the city selling gas for less than $2 a gallon.
San Antonio's price is the lowest in Texas and one of the lowest in the state.Daniel Armbruster of AAA Texas says the current price is close to being down to the price of Christmastime in 2016, despite several efforts by OPEC to raise prices, and despite Hurricane Harvey, which shut down much refinery production along the Texas Gulf Coast in August, sparking a brief spike of the average price to about $2.60.
Armbruster says this is a Christmas gift for motorists."Eight million Texans will begin to hit the road for the holidays, the most on record," he said. "At 11 cents more per gallon, on average, than the same time last year, pump prices don't seem to be a deterrent for today's travelers."
He said San Antonio gas prices are expected to continue to fall through the coming months. Gas prices usually reach their lows for the year in mid February.