Average gas prices in Texas dropped another nickel over the last week. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the Lone Star State is now $3.28.
According to the AAA website the cheapest metropolitan gas prices were found in Fort Worth and the most expensive were in El Paso.
Gas prices in Abilene ranged from $3.13 to $3.29.
Drivers in Texas said they were happy about the trend.
"I've been in California for the last three years so we've been paying over four dollars a gallon. So I always like coming back to Texas and paying a lot less," said Jon Wood, a driver who just left the California area.
Ron Lindsay, who was traveling from Lubbock to Fort Worth agreed. "They're nice back in Lubbock compared to how they are other places," Lindsay said.
Gas prices in Texas were 20 cents lower than the national average of $3.48.
Hawaii was the state with the highest gas prices and South Carolina was the cheapest.
One auto loan company suggested drivers make sure their tires are filled with air, gas caps are on tightly, and their air filter is cleaned or changed regularly in order to save gasoline.
They also suggested drivers park in the shade whenever possible to avoid having the heat evaporate some of the gas in their tank.