Texas, nationwide retail gasoline prices down this week

A car is getting filled up with gas. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the U.S. continue to tumble amid declining crude oil prices.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide price at the pump fell 7 cents this week to settle at $1.65 per gallon. Nationwide retail gasoline prices slipped 8 cents to reach an average $1.86 per gallon.

Texarkana has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $1.59 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso are paying the most statewide at $1.71 per gallon.

AAA experts say falling crude oil prices around the world helped send the national retail average price for gasoline to its lowest mark since February 2009.
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