El Paso area gas prices dip below $3

El Paso area gas prices dip below $3
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:07am

AAA: Drivers nationwide paying less for gas

Borderland drivers are seeing lower prices at the gas pump, echoing a nationwide trend.

According to the American Autombile Association (AAA) survey, the national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.35 a gallon. That price is down 21 cents from just one month ago.

Here in the Borderland, prices have sunk below the $3 mark for the first time in several years.

According to ElPasoGasPrices.com , prices in and around the city are now below the $3 level, with the Alon gas station at Fairbanks Drive and Rushing Road selling gas at $2.85 a gallon.

The archive information on the website indicates that, last year at this time, drivers around the area were paying an average of $3.07 a gallon.

AAA officials tell CNN that they expect gas prices to continue to fall, dropping another 10- to 20-cents a gallon by Christmas. They add that the drop in price is due to steady demand, sufficient supply and a the cheaper to produce winter blend of fuel.

To view the most up-to-date gas prices, click HERE

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