Prices drop, but Texarkana gas still 6th-lowest in Texas

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Gas prices in Texarkana fell compared to last week, and so did their ranking among the cheapest gas in Texas.

According to data from AAA Texas, the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline dropped two cents to $2.22 in the Texarkana area, the sixth-lowest gas prices in the state. The two-cent drop was tied for the fifth-lowest price difference compared to a week ago.

Prices in Texarkana compared to the rest of the state are favorable. In Odessa, drivers are paying $2.57 per gallon. The statewide average is $2.31, a nine-cent price differential. Compared to the rest of the country, Texarkana’s prices are a bargain with motorists paying $2.58, a 36-cent difference.

The dropping prices are also favorable to Texans seeking to make one final summer trip over the Labor Day holiday.

“Texans continue to see savings at the gas pump as prices remain on a downward trend heading into Labor Day weekend,” said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas spokesperson. “While it’s possible some areas may see slight price increases ahead of the holiday weekend, which isn’t atypical, any jumps will be short-term.”

A year ago at the same time, the price of gas in Texarkana were $2.52 with the statewide average at $2.60 and the national average at $2.84.