Gas prices down following historic Fourth of July travel

Gas prices down following historic Fourth of July travel
The gas price average in Wichita Falls dropped a nickel from last week. (Source: RNN Texoma)

AUSTIN, TX (KAUZ) - Gas prices in the lone star state have dropped following historic Fourth of July travel.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Texas is $2.03. That is one cent less than last week and seven cents less than this time last year.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.24.

This year's gas prices during the Independence Day holiday travel period were the least expensive since 2005.

That year, the national average on July 4 was $2.23. That was the first time gas prices ever rose above the $2.00 mark for the holiday.

Today, consumers across the country can find gas for $2.00 or less at one out of every four gas stations according to AAA Texas.

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