SOURCE: AAA Texas

August 25, 2006 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2006 -- The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in Texas dropped eight cents in the last week and now averages $2.795 a gallon, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

Motorists in Corpus Christi saw the biggest weekly decline of eleven cents to have the cheapest fuel on the survey at $2.638 a gallon. El Paso, which set an all-time high two weeks ago, has the highest average this week at $2.891 a gallon -- down about five cents.

"The continued drop in the price of retail gasoline is welcome news for consumers, who are planning driving vacations for Labor Day," said Rose Rougeau, spokesperson for AAA Texas. "The holiday signals the end of the summer driving season when typically demand for gasoline lessens. This could help keep prices down."

The national average for regular self-serve gasoline fell seven cents to $2.905 a gallon.

AAA Texas' Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline in Texas.

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, August 25, 2006

                     Weekly              Weekly                      2005
  Area     8/24/06   Change    8/17/06   Change      Record High    Average
-------    ------- ----------- ------- ----------- ---------------  -------
National   $ 2.905  -7.2 cents $ 2.977  -5.9 cents $ 3.057 (9/5/05) $ 2.607

State      $ 2.795  -7.8 cents $ 2.873  -6.4 cents $ 2.964 (9/4/05) $ 2.559

Austin –
 San
 Marcos    $ 2.819  -4.5 cents $ 2.864  -2.7 cents $ 2.918 (9/6/05) $ 2.509

Amarillo   $ 2.851  -6.8 cents $ 2.919         N/A $ 3.035 (8/7/06) $ 2.567

Beaumont   $ 2.762  -7.9 cents $ 2.841  -6.0 cents $ 2.930 (9/4/05) $ 2.516

Corpus
 Christi   $ 2.638 -11.1 cents $ 2.749 -10.4 cents $ 2.929 (9/3/05) $ 2.500

Dallas     $ 2.772  -8.7 cents $ 2.859  -6.5 cents $ 3.019 (9/4/05) $ 2.623

El Paso    $ 2.891  -4.5 cents $ 2.936         N/A $ 3.002 (8/5/06) $ 2.505

Ft. Worth  $ 2.762  -8.9 cents $ 2.851  -7.9 cents $ 3.012 (9/4/05) $ 2.611

Galveston
 –Texas
 City      $ 2.809  -8.0 cents $ 2.889 - 4.0 cents $ 2.997 (9/4/05) $ 2.594

Houston    $ 2.774  -8.5 cents $ 2.859  -6.6 cents $ 2.971 (9/6/05) $ 2.574

San
 Antonio   $ 2.772  -5.5 cents $ 2.827  -4.2 cents $ 2.909 (9/4/05) $ 2.481

Texarkana
 (TX only) $ 2.780   -0.8 cent $ 2.788         N/A $ 2.960 (8/7/06) $ 2.504


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