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Texas, national retail gas prices down 3 cents

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 8, 2014 at 10:30 am •  Published: May 8, 2014

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationally have declined 3 cents this week.

AAA Texas reported Thursday that the statewide price at the pump slipped to $3.45 per gallon. Drivers nationwide are paying an average $3.66 per gallon.

Galveston and Houston have the most expensive gasoline statewide at $3.46 per gallon. The association survey found Amarillo and El Paso have the least expensive gasoline this week in Texas at $3.34 per gallon.

AAA analysts expect retail prices to decline in advance of the summer driving season as the refinery maintenance season ends and gasoline production increases.