The price for a gallon of gas has dropped over the past week. In the Beaumont/Port Arthur
area the average price is $2.66 a gallon, which is down a penny. A year ago on this date we
were paying $2.09 a gallon. The statewide rate dropped three cents over the past week to
$2.72 a gallon. This morning’s national average is $2.90, which is down three cents. These
averages are compiled daily by Triple A Texas.