COPPELL, Texas (AP) – Texas retail gasoline prices dropped by a penny this week, putting the average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel at $1.52.
AAA Texas on Thursday said that average is 63 cents less per gallon than last year.
Drivers in Dallas and El Paso are paying the most at $1.56 per gallon. Drivers in Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston and San Antonio are paying the least at $1.48 per gallon.
AAA Texas says the national average has dropped to $1.71, which is 1 cent less than last week and 62 cents than last year.
AAA officials say the low prices are largely due to abundant supplies and low crude oil costs. They say prices are likely to move higher in the spring but should remain lower than in recent years.