Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
Gas prices in Orange County remain some of the lowest in the state by near 10 cents.
Regular unleaded gasoline prices have fallen by an average of 4 cents to $3.54 per gallon in the weekly AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch survey. However, the average price in Orange County is slightly more than $3.45 per gallon, nine cents below the state average.
The auto club credited recent global crude oil price declines, the end of the summer driving season, sluggish economic news and a seasonal switch away from more expensive summer gasoline blends, in a recent statement.
The statewide average is well below the national average of $3.78, just a penny decrease from last week.
The state’s cheapest gasoline, according to AAA Texas, is found in Fort Worth, where the average price fell a nickel to $3.47 per gallon. The most expensive gasoline is in Amarillo, where the average price fell 3 cents to $3.60 per gallon.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.44 in the greater Orange area, which includes Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst and Little Cypress. The lowest advertised price found following a survey of nearly two-dozen locations was $3.39 per gallon at a convenience store on 16th Street in Orange, while the Exxon at State Highway 87 and FM 105 in West Orange had the highest advertised price at $3.54.
A survey of more than a dozen fuel locations in Bridge City and Orangefield revealed an average price of $3.46 per gallon with a convenience store on Texas Avenue in Bridge City having the lowest advertised price of $3.41 per gallon on Friday.
The average price for a gallon of gas in Mauriceville is $3.52 following a survey of the three fueling sites in town.
In the Vidor area, which includes Rose City and Pine Forest, a survey of approximately 20 locations revealed an average price of $3.45 per gallon. The lowest advertised price was $3.38 at Conoco on North Main, while several locations had prices at $3.39. The most expensive advertised price was $3.60 per gallon at Super Stop location on FM 1132 near State Highway 12.