Checking Friday at the pump shows the average price for a gallon of gas in the Beaumont- Port Arthur area is down a penny from last week to $3.38 a gallon. The statewide rate is down a penny to $3.45 a gallon. Amarillo continues to report the lowest prices in the state with an average price of $3.37 a gallon. If you are in Dallas you are paying the highest prices in Texas at $3.52 a gallon. Each morning Triple A Texas surveys 11 cities across the state.