Prices, which hovered in the $3.40 a gallon-plus range in August, have trailed off in recent weeks.
The price at the pump dipped from $2.81 a gallon for regular to $2.79 a gallon Wednesday at United Supermarket.
Similar prices were charged at other regular fuel stations in Levelland late this week, while Bolton’s on West 19th Street in Lubbock was charging $2.65 a gallon Friday.
The drop in prices is a big help for students who commute to South Plains College.
Moraina Romero, who drives from Muleshoe to SPC four days a week, said the decline has been great.
‘I’m having to put less money into it,’ Romero said. ‘At the beginning of the semester, it was about $70 a week. Now it’s probably $40-45 for a fill-up.’