Area average retail gas prices decline

Average retail gasoline prices in the Austin area have fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48 a gallon.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64 a gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices during the past week, prices were 21.8 cents a gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

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