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Texans Risking Security to Save on Gas

While some of you are crossing state lines to save on gas, South Texans have been crossing the border to Mexico to fill up their tanks. El Paso residents visit the nearest Mexican city, Ciudad Juárez, even though it's known for gang violence that is the cause of an average three killings a day. American "gas tourists" account for the 50 percent increase in gas sales there and the gains are evident along the border all the way to Tijuana.

El Paso residents admit they feel unsafe once they've gone south of the border to Ciudad Juárez but say they cannot afford to fill up their tanks in the US. Gas stations in their hometown have seen a 40 percent decrease in business since their customers have been taking advantage of Mexican prices, which are reported to be priced around $2.66 per gallon.


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