Texas Retail Gas Prices Dip

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Texas retail gasoline prices dipped this week -- just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows self-serve regular is averaging two dollars 79 cents per gallon -- down six cents from last week. That's at a time when the price is averaging two dollars 86 cents per gallon nationally. That, too, is down six cents.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau notes, however, that the average price remains nearly 80 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

The most expensive price average in Texas is in the Galveston-Texas City area, where it averages two dollars 91 cents per gallon. That's down nearly four cents. The cheapest price average is in Corpus Christi at two dollars 56 cents per gallon. That's down 15 cents from last week.