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Another round of heavy rain moving through portions of SE Texas today. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms were as far north as China and Nome this morning. By this evening most of the rain will start to move out. Highs today will reach the mid 80's. Our coverage of showers goes down to 30% for Friday with highs in the upper 80's.
Average gasoline price drops two cents in past week in Beaumont
BEAUMONT- The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Beaumont is $3.07 this week, a decrease of two cents from last week, according to the weekly report from AAA Texas.
(Irving, TX) - From AAA Texas
Texans are paying an average of $3.12 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than last week and six cents less than last year. The statewide average is also 19 cents less than the national average of $3.31. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the Lone Star State, drivers in the DFW area are paying the most at $3.16 and drivers in Amarillo are paying the least at $2.96.
Recent refinery issues, particularly in the Midwest, had pressured prices higher, but states have begun to see declines as refineries resolve issues and produce more gasoline. Also, the demand for fuel has been less due to cold temperatures in much of the country and less people driving now that the holiday travel season has ended.
"This week Texans are paying about $44 to fill up the typical 14-gallon size fuel tank," said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Doug Shupe. "As we approach coldest part of the winter season we encourage drivers to have their battery and charging system tested by a trained technician, ensure battery terminals and cables are free from corrosion and connections are tight, and ensure proper tire inflation on all four tires frequently during the cooler months."
AAA members can request a visit from a AAA Mobile Battery Service < http://aaa.com/battery> technician who will test their battery and replace it on-site, if necessary. To help members and non-members identify quality auto repair shops that can assist in the maintenance and repair of their vehicles during the winter, AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. AAA-approved repair facilities meet and maintain high professional standards for training, equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local auto repair facilities, or search for a nearby AAA-approved shop online at http://www.aaa.com/Repair. AAA Texas can be visited on the Internet at http://www.AAA.com. Follow AAA Texas on Twitter: @AAATexas and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AAATexas <http://www.facebook.com/AAATexas.