(ABILENE, TX) It’s not a freefall, but it is dropping slowly… the price at the pump, that is.
One cent per gallon may not make a whole lot of difference, but it’s the principal that counts. The price of gas has been rising for weeks, so even a slight drop is welcomed. The average price of a gallon of gas in Texas is now $2.60 per gallon. Abilene residents actually catch a break with some stations coming in ten cents cheaper at $2.50 cents per gallon.
The national price of gas has also dropped, hopefully a sign of trends to come, but experts are taking a tentative approach toward this small decline.
“At long last the national average for a gallon of gasoline has seen a decline in the last week, helped by relief in the Great Lakes, where refinery issues seem to be behind us as several have restarted over the last week,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. “Unfortunately, now Oregon and Washington seem to be seeing price increases as supply has become tighter.”
Diesel, however, has been getting lower and lower every week, and currently only costs a few cents more than regular grade gasoline.