Let's face it gas is something that must be purchased if you want to travel to and from your home in Texas.

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Gas prices are inevitably going to skyrocket and we are all struggling to budget or cut things out because we have to have gas for our vehicles to get back and forth to work or school.

Now that we are in the holidays, we are all feeling the crunch and most of us are unable to spend a lot on gifts this year because the price of everything is up and most people are now living paycheck to paycheck.  As the prices of everything keep going up, most companies are not compensating workers for the cost of living either.

GOOD NEWS: Gas prices in Texas Continue to Drop!

Luckily this is one thing we can all look forward to this month.  According to AAA Texas, the average gas price in Texas is $2.68 per gallon for regular unleaded.   It's 7 cents less than last week and 10 cents less than it was last year at this time.

AAA Texas
AAA Texas

Even though a few Texas cities are paying higher prices, none of them come close to the National average which is $3.20 per gallon.

AAA Texas
AAA Texas

Texas currently has the lowest gas price in the nation.

Why are Gas Prices Low?

According to Daniel Armbruster with AAA Texas,
"Lower crude oil prices are anticipated to translate into continued relief for consumers at the gas pump throughout December.”

That's good news for everyone traveling this holiday season.  Cheaper gas prices mean you can spend more on something else, like a really cool Christmas present for the family or yourself.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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