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.”

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7474

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