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COPPELL (AP) – Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have declined this week.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide slipped 3 cents this week to settle at an average $2.24 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices are down 2 cents this week to reach an average $2.40 per gallon.

The association survey found that Galveston has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.30 per gallon. Drivers in Texarkana have the cheapest gasoline statewide at an average $2.14 per gallon.

AAA experts say the decrease in retail gasoline prices indicates summer demand has not yet begun and drivers will likely seek higher prices in coming weeks.

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