Retail gasoline prices in North Texas have dropped in the past week despite scattered shortages caused by hurricane disruptions at Gulf Coast refineries, AAA-Texas said Thursday.
In Fort Worth-Arlington as well as Dallas, the average price of self-service unleaded was just over $3.64 a gallon, down 6 cents from a week earlier. Statewide, the average was down about a dime to $3.60, and nationally it was down 13.5 cents to $3.70, AAA said.
¡§The hurricane and related supply issues caused a temporary spike in gas prices across the state that is now reversing itself,¡¨ said AAA-Texas spokeswoman Sarah Schimmer„© in Houston. ¡§Refineries are not yet back up to 100 percent, but every day refining capacity is improving,¡¨ she said.