Gas price average down five cents

Drivers in all states within the continental U.S. are now paying less than $4 per gallon on average for gas.  Texans are now paying an average of $3.28, which is five cents less than last week according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Nationwide drivers are paying an average of $3.47 for a gallon of regular unleaded which is 19 cents more than the average in Texas. In the Lone Star State, drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.46, while drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.22. Drivers in Sweetwater are paying $3.26.Lower crude oil prices and economic concerns both at home and abroad remain the primary reason for the steady decline in retail gasoline prices over the past several months.  The latest decrease in gas prices means people in the Lone Star State are paying about $46 to fill up a 14-gallon size tank, which is the average size of a family car.“As Texans fuel up to head to their favorite lakes, rivers and beaches this summer, they’ll be paying less than what some had worried they would have to pay for those road trips,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe.  “We encourage motorists to keep their vehicles maintained according to manufacturer’s recommendations, including tire inflation and tire tread, to achieve even greater fuel savings.” To help consumers identify quality auto repair shops that can assist in the maintenance and repair of their vehicles, AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. AAA-approved repair facilities meet and maintain high professional standards for training, equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local auto repair facilities, or search for a nearby AAA-approved shop online at