Retail gasoline prices slip 6 cents across Texas

POSTED: 1:28 PM Apr 11 2013
Gas pump
HOUSTON (AP) -

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have declined 6 cents this week to settle at $3.45 per gallon.
    
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide price at the pump compares to the national average of $3.56 per gallon.
    
The association survey found that Beaumont has the cheapest gasoline in Texas at $3.33 per gallon. Dallas and Fort Worth tied for the most expensive gasoline statewide this week at $3.50 per gallon.
    
AAA said retail gasoline prices across the country surged as 2013 began - driven by a decline in refinery production and higher gasoline futures prices.
    
Experts said recent falling retail gas prices have been a result of an increase in production now that regularly scheduled refinery maintenance has finished.