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Gas Prices Drop in El Paso, Website Finds

March 26, 2013

Paula Monarez Diaz, El Paso Times, Texas

Average retail gasoline prices in El Paso have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44 a gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 296 gas outlets in El Paso.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 3 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.64 a gallon, according to website

Prices are 34 cents per gallon lower than one year ago and are less than 1 cent per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 22 cents per gallon lower than one year ago.

"Average gasoline prices have continued to quietly move lower in the last week across much of the United States at a time of year when we historically are accustomed to seeing prices move higher," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

For more coverage on the automotive industry, please see HispanicBusiness' Auto Channel

Source: (c)2013 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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