Gas Price Drop in Texas Doesn't Affect B/CS

By: Ashley Lacewell Email
By: Ashley Lacewell Email

Gas prices in Texas dropped by more than a dime this week as recovery continues from Hurricane Ike.
Nationwide, the average cost tumbled 13 cents, to $3.70, but how does this add up locally?

We told you Thursday about possible price gouging at the pumps here in the Brazos Valley, with 13 local businesses being investigated by the Attorney General's office.
So we wanted to see how the twin cities compared to the rest of the nation, as well as other cities around state.
Here's what we found.

We start in the Sooner State is where gas is around $3.03.
On the west coast, it jumps to $3.23 in California... 56-cents below the national average.
In the northeast, people in Maine are paying about $3.06 a gallon.
In the southwest, New Mexico residents are paying about $3.25.
And what about cities right down the road?

Houstonians are paying $3.22, Huntsville drivers are shelling out $3.45 a gallon, and over in Austin, residents are averaging $3.35 at the pump.

Right now, the highest you're paying for gas in B-CS is $3.79... 9 cents higher than the national average, with the lowest being $3.55 a gallon.

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