TEXAS CITY — Gas prices are about to drop again in Texas.
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Gasoline and diesel prices are down by about 30 cents per gallon, to $1.18 per gallon in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, the most competitive places in the Lone Star State, according to a recent study by the Dallas Morning News.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is now $1,876.85 in Texas, down from $1 $2,081.82 a year ago.
The average price for diesel is $1 per gallon.
In the last month, the price of gasoline in Texas has dropped 4 cents, according, to data compiled by the Texas Energy Information Administration.
The state’s average price has dropped 1.5 cents, or 3.3 percent, since Feb. 6.
The price of regular unleaded gasoline has dropped by 4 cents a gallon, or 1.6 percent, the agency said.
The average daily price of unleaded is now more than $1 a gallon in the state, the Tribune reported.
The daily average price last month was $1 2,087.50.
Texas is among the states that are cutting back on gas and diesel deliveries, which means more motorists will be forced to use alternate fuels.
The Texas Tribune reported in February that the state’s oil production is down by almost 5 million barrels per day and has dropped about 20 percent since the start of the year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned Texas is on track to have more than 3 million fewer miles of roads in 2020 compared with 2015.
The agency also noted that more than 1.2 million miles of gas pipelines are in the pipeline, with 1.8 million miles left to be built.