A travel group has predicted nearly 3.3 million Texans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday period.
The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they’ll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight.
Gas prices are sharply lower in Texas, and analysts say the drop is due in part to falling demand because so many vehicles and airplanes on the East Coast were idled by Superstorm Sandy.
In just a few days streets across North Texas will be filled with little ghosts and goblins on the prowl for sweet treats. But according to AAA, All Hallows Eve is also the deadliest night of year for pedestrians.
Retail gasoline prices have taken a tumble this week across Texas.
Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide have slipped a penny this week.
The price for gasoline in Texas has jumped sharply, increasing by 13 cents on what analysts say is pressure from oil prices and a drought-driven boost in the cost of ethanol.
Despite the recent rise in gas prices, Texans are spending less to fill up their cars compared to last year.
The most expensive gasoline statewide was in Dallas and Fort Worth, at an average $3.78 per gallon. Amarillo has the least expensive gasoline this week, costing $3.58 per gallon.
It was nearly $60 for Rushelle Wetzel to fill up her mini-van in North Fort Worth Thursday. It was more discouraging to know she had five more than needed gas.
High gas prices are weighing on many Texans’ minds as they plan their holiday shopping lists, according to AAA Texas’s Third Annual Holiday Shopping Poll.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline this week continued to march steadily to $3 a gallon. In some parts of the country, it’s above that already.