• October 22, 2014

Area gas prices drop about 3 cents per gallon

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:30 am

Average gas prices in Texas fell for a third consecutive week.

Last week, the average price per gallon of unleaded gas dropped 2.6 cents to $3.41, according to GasBuddy.com, a website that tracks gas prices nationwide.

From Nolanville to Kempner, prices ranged from $3.38 to $3.49 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy, but AAA Texas reported prices from $3.37 to $3.54 per gallon.

Gas prices in Texas fell about 3 cents the week before May 5 and by 0.8 cents the week before April 28.

The average price is about 5 cents per gallon below the same day last month, but 3.1 cents per gallon higher than May 12, 2013, stated a GasBuddy news release.

“We’re hopeful to see a downward trend in gas prices as we move toward the warmer months when many people hit the roads for summer vacations,” said Doug Shupe, AAA Texas and New Mexico representative.

Texas prices remained below the national average, which fell 1.8 cents to $3.62 per gallon. The national average increased 2.9 cents per gallon during the past month and is 4.9 cents per gallon more than May 2013.

“Pump prices have continued to recede across much of the country, although decreases have been small so far,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. “The national average peaked in the closing days of April. ... We’ll likely continue to see prices dropping as we approach Memorial Day.”

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Business / Meetings