- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - As drivers prepare for the July Fourth holiday, the average price of retail gas across Texas remains steady.

AAA Texas said Wednesday that the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is at $2.12 this week. That price is the same as last week and 46 cents less per gallon than last year.

Drivers in Dallas are paying the most on average at $2.19 per gallon. Drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $1.98 per gallon.

AAA Texas says the national average is $2.29 per gallon. That’s three cents less than last week, 48 cents less than last year.

AAA Texas forecasts that of Texans traveling during the holiday weekend, 2.6 million will drive - a 1.6 percent increase in auto travel compared to last year.

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