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Gas Prices Drop Three Cents In Texas

Skyrocketing gas prices continue to cost consumers more and more money even after prices dropped about three cents a gallon here in Texas this week.

Prices in our region are among some of the highest in the state.

It's a price College Station driver Oran Mikeal would rather go without and who can blame him?

"$132.77," he said.

That's how much he's spending on filling up his diesel pickup truck.
And it's more often than not. Traveling for his construction work keeps him constantly gassing up.

"We have a project going in Austin at the Arboretum right now so I'm having to travel once or twice a week but I have another one ton truck that my superintendent drives and he's going every day. So my, my diesel bill is running $1,500-$2,000 a month right now," he said.

Gas prices are dropping slightly across the U.S. but according to AAA the cheapest prices in the Lone Star State can be found in Amarillo at around $3.56 a gallon while the most expensive city for gas right now is Houston at around $3.85.

Here in B/CS the average is around $3.80 a gallon according to Gasbuddy.com.

Doug Shupe with AAA Texas / New Mexico says it's not known if we've hit peak prices for the year yet.

"It is good news that we've actually had decreases in both this week and the week before. We still don't know yet if we are actually at the peak or nearing the peak," said Shupe.

He explained why gas is costing more around the Gulf and is cheaper out in West Texas.

"The prices are actually higher when it's coming out from a water source than if it is coming from an inland source because it's valued higher and that's basically, is because it is a global commodity," he said.

"I'm ready for it to come down whatever they can do to make it a come down," said Mikeal.

Until then it'll stay a bumpy road for drivers here in Texas and across the country too.

According to AAA the average Texas driver is spending at least $53.20 to fill up their car now.


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