Checking prices at the pump as we head into the holiday weekend shows that average price for a gallon of gas in Beaumont is down a penny from a week ago at $3.44 a gallon. The statewide average among the 11 cities surveyed by Triple A Texas is $3.50. That is down two cents. Amarillo is reporting the lowest price in Texas with an average price of $3.40. El Paso’s $3.55 a gallon is the highest price in the state.