Austin-area gas prices down an­other 6 cents

Su­per­storm Sandy likely slowed North­east hous­ing starts, but the mar­ket re­mains solid.

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS -

Austin-area mo­torists con­tinue to see the price drop at the gas pump.

The av­er­age price for a gal­lon of gas dropped 6 cents this week to $3.04, ac­cord­ing to auto club AAA Texas. Gas prices in Cen­tral Texas have de­clined by 15 cents per gal­lon in the past four weeks, ac­cord­ing to AAA data.

For Texas as a whole, the av­er­age price per gal­lon dropped 6 cents to $3.03. Mean­while, the na­tional av­er­age dropped 7 cents to $3.30 per gal­lon, ac­cord­ing to AAA data. Gas prices have steadily de­clined due to lower oil prices and be­cause U.S. de­mand for gaso­line con­tin­ues to be low, in­dus­try ex­perts say.

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