Gas prices have been relatively low all summer, and in Texas we've got some of the lowest prices in the country. They're about to get lower! Here's how low they'll go. has the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas at 1.99, and the lowest they found was 1.74. Prices dropped one or two cents per gallon over the Labor Day holiday, and now that the peak summer driving season is over, prices are expected to edge down even more.

The latest predictions say we could lose another 10 to 25 cents off the top, making prices in some Lufkin spots around 1.80 or lower. says most of the prices around Lufkin are between $2.04 and $2.09 right now, with the fall dip in prices on the way.

TIME Money says the only thing that could potentially get in the way of a really cheap road trip this fall, is a hurricane in the Gulf that would knock refineries out of business.  Let's hope that doesn't happen, for a lot of reasons.

Have you noticed how many things get cheaper when gas prices are low?  In theory anyway.  Airline tickets aren't sky high, it doesn't cost as much to mow the grass, and football teams save money going to away games.  And if you're planning a fall road trip, the most expensive part of it might be the snacks.

Your monthly budget is about to have a little surplus.

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