- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - Retail gasoline prices across Texas dropped by 3 cents this week to reach an average of $2.55 per gallon.

AAA Texas reported Thursday that the nationwide average rose by a penny, settling at $2.77 a gallon.

Of the major metro areas in Texas, drivers in El Paso were paying the most at $2.65 per gallon while motorists in Beaumont paid the least, at an average of $2.47.

AAA says drivers in Texas and across much of the country are paying less now than at this time a year ago.

Lower global crude oil prices are contributing to a downward pressure on gasoline prices across the nation.

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