Gas Prices Fall for 7th Week

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Gas prices continue to fall across Texas for a seventh week running.

The AAA Texas gas price survey released Friday finds the retail price of regular, self-serve gasoline averaging $2.33 per gallon statewide -- 12 cents less than a week ago.

The national average is $2.46 per gallon, also down by 12 cents from last week.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau says the drop in crude oil and gasoline prices are linked to cooling international tensions, falling demand and a calm hurricane season.

The state's cheapest gas is found in Corpus Christi, where it's averaging $2.14 per gallon. That's down nine cents from last week. The costliest gas remains in El Paso, where it fell nine cents to $2.55 per gallon.

These are average per-gallon prices of regular, self-serve gasoline in Texas metro areas and the change from last week, according to today's AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch:

Austin-San Marcos -- $2.448, down 11.3 cents
Amarillo -- $2.419, down 9.0 cents
Beaumont -- $2.276, down 12.8 cents
Corpus Christi -- $2.136, down 9.1 cents
Dallas -- $2.301, down 11.0 cents
El Paso -- $2.546, down 9.0 cents
Fort Worth -- $2.288, down 11.7 cents
Galveston-Texas City -- $2.282, down 12.6 cents
Houston -- $2.246, down 12.8 cents
San Antonio -- $2.363, down 9.8 cents
Texarkana (Texas only) -- $2.291, down 11.7 cents