Better Fill Up Now Before Fuel Prices Go Bonkers in San Angelo
It seems like there's rhythm to these kind of things. Gas prices went super high. Then, they came down a bit, then egg prices went through the roof. I know those two things really have little to do with each other. I call this theory "Price Karma".
By this totally unscientific formula, egg prices are starting to come down, so we can expect big spikes in gas prices. As crazy as this non-scientific theory sounds, it might prove to be true.
You couldn't tell that by looking at the price of gas today. Average gas prices in Texas have fallen 10.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging 2.95/g in Texas. That's about right here in San Angelo. Gas Buddy says the cheapest regular today 2/13/23 is Alon on N. Mail where it clocked in at 2.89/g at 230p
Overall, prices are 7.3 cents a gallon higher than a month ago and 18.3 cents a gallon lower than a year ago.
Where are the lowest gas prices in Texas? You would burn a lot of gas to get there. Gas buddy say the lowest gas price in Texas is 2.27/g at the H-E-B in Port Arthur. WIth the crime rate there, I'm not sure it would be worth it stop there even if they were giving gas away.
Here are gas prices over the last ten years on this date in Texas.
February 13, 2022: $3.13/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)
February 13, 2021: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.50/g
) February 13, 2020: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
February 13, 2019: $1.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
February 13, 2018: $2.32/g (U.S. Average: $2.55/g)
February 13, 2017: $2.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
February 13, 2016: $1.50/g (U.S. Average: $1.69/g)
February 13, 2015: $2.07/g (U.S. Average: $2.24/g)
February 13, 2014: $3.13/g (U.S. Average: $3.32/g)
February 13, 2013: $3.42/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
This trend of lower gas prices probably won't last. That's not my "Price Karma" theory again, but the latest from Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at Gas Buddy. He says diesel inventories continue to improve, so diesel prices might fall quite a bit more, but gasoline prices could start rising again.
Demand is up for the last three weeks, and refineries are planning their transition to summer fuel. Couple that with historic averages and prices should rise between 35-85 cents per gallon between now and Memorial Day
If you're looking to fill up for less, there are certain days that are better than others.
It is a known fact that gas prices are lower on Mondays. Most people believe that Fridays are the most expensive. While that may have been true in 2019, Gas Buddy now says that Fridays are less expensive. Sunday is also a great day to buy gas in San Angelo.
The most expensive days to fill up in are Wednesdays, then Thursdays.
Gas buddy says its always a good idea to shop around the best gas prices. The gas buddy website is a great place to do that. Afterall, you wouldn't want to put all your eggs in one basket. No, that's not price karma, just common sense.
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