The average gas price in Texas is $1.86 while the surrounding ACU area is on average $1.79. This time last year, gas was at $2.61.
With gas being at a low price, students are able to fill up with less damage to their wallets.
Jessica Winniger, sophomore digital entertainment technology major from Fort Worth, said gas prices makes it easier to go home.
“I don’t get to go home too much because of projects,” Winniger said. “So having gas prices low definitely makes going home for the holidays that much easier.”
For students like Cheyanne Van Vleet, sophomore engineering major from Bandera, and Reed Robinson, sophomore computer science major from Redrock, gas prices do not affect their ability to go home during the holidays.
“Gas prices don’t affect me too much,” Van Vleet said.
“It only cost me $20 to fill up in order to go home,” Robinson said.
Daisy Gomez, sophomore biology major from El Paso, is one student that will be staying on campus for Thanksgiving.
“My family wants to save money by having me stay for Thanksgiving,” Gomez said. “It would be more convenient for them if I go home when I have a longer break since it is a long drive back to El Paso.”
Gas prices being low benefit students wallets in the long run and allow them to go home with less stress on their wallet during the holiday season.