In keeping with statewide and national trends, local retail gasoline prices were on the decline this week.
Prices hovered between $3.28, at H-E-B on Trimmier Road, and $3.39, at Texaco on East Rancier Avenue and North 16th Street.
Harker Heights prices ranged from $3.23, at Sam’s Club on West Central Texas Expressway near Modoc, to $3.47 at Rudy’s, on East Central Texas Expressway near Farm-to-Market 2410.
The lowest price in Copperas Cove — $3.28 — was at H-E-B on East U.S. Highway 190 near Robert Griffin III Boulevard, where those filling up with an H-E-B gift card can save 11 cents per gallon.
Prices in Texas fell 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon Sunday.
This compares with the national average that fell 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
As of Sunday, prices were 13.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and were 11.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average decreased 16.5 cents per gallon during the last month and was 11.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
The drop marks a downward trend that has lasted a month, said senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com.
“The drop in gas prices during the middle of the summer certainly has been welcome relief to families and individuals alike who are hitting the road during the peak of the summer driving season,” DeHaan said.