The Associated Press

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The average retail price of gasoline across Texas dropped 2 cents to $2.49 a gallon this week.

AAA Texas reported Thursday that prices are 14 cents higher than last month, but more than a dollar less than a year ago.

Amarillo had the cheapest gasoline in the weekly survey, at $2.43 a gallon. El Paso had the most expensive price per gallon, at $2.58.

AAA Texas spokesman Dan Ronan (ROH'-nan) says motorists are paying the same prices they were in October 2005 when prices ranged between $2.59 and $2.63 a gallon.

The association says nationwide gasoline prices remained unchanged from last week at $2.62.

On the Net:

www.aaa-texas.org