Jul 17, 12:38 PM EDT

Retail gasoline prices down 3 cents across Texas


IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Retail gasoline prices have slipped 3 cents this week across Texas to settle at $3.45 per gallon.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the nationwide price at the pump dropped by a nickel to reach $3.59 per gallon.

Drivers in El Paso have the most expensive gasoline statewide at $3.53 per gallon. The weekly association survey found Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas at $3.36 per gallon.

AAA experts say retail gasoline prices have continued to decline following the July Fourth holiday period amid lower crude oil costs as the situation in Iraq stabilizes.

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