Survey finds Texas retail gasoline prices falling

Staff Report

The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Retail gasoline prices are falling this week across Texas.

The Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today finds the average price of regular-grade, self-sevice gas fell 6 cents this week to $2.90 per gallon. Nationally, the average price also fell 6 cents to $3.03 per gallon.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau says the fall is largely the result of a sharp drop in crude oil prices from record levels near $100 per barrel to as low as $87 per barrel. She also cites flattening demand for the holiday season.

Fort Worth has the state's cheapest gas, averaging $2.85 per gallon. Texarkana has the costliest gas in Texas at $2.97 per gallon.

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These are average per-gallon prices of regular, self-serve gasoline in Texas and nationally, as well as the change from last week, according to today's Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch:

Amarillo -- $2.906, down 12.3 cents

Austin-San Marcos -- $2.956, down 4.2 cents

Beaumont -- $2.909, down 4.2 cents

Corpus Christi -- $2.859, down 7.5 cents

Dallas -- $2.874, down 6.5 cents

El Paso -- $2.914, down 4.7 cents

Fort Worth -- $2.848, down 7.5 cents

Galveston-Texas City -- $2.888, down 1.5 cents

Houston -- $2.859, down 4.6 cents

San Antonio -- $2.924, down 3.0 cents

Texarkana (Texas only) -- $2.974, down 5.6 cents

State -- $2.903, down 5.6 cents

Nationally -- $3.034, down 6.2 cents