SOURCE: AAA Texas

August 04, 2006 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Five Cents Below Record High

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 4, 2006 -- The statewide average price for regular self-serve gasoline is only a nickel shy of hitting the all-time record high set following Hurricane Katrina last September, according to AAA Texas' Weekend Gas Watch.

Motorists are shelling out an average of $2.914 for a gallon of regular gas in Texas -- exactly five cents less than the record of $2.964. San Antonio has the most economical gas on the list at $2.840 a gallon. The Galveston-Texas city area has the highest average at $2.928 a gallon.

"This latest survey shows that gasoline prices are relatively the same compared to what motorists paid a week ago -- yet, significantly higher than what they paid a year ago," said Rose Rougeau, spokesperson for AAA Texas. "Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia now have an average gasoline price of more than $3.00 a gallon."

The national average for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.001 a gallon -- about the same as last week.

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

Area           8/3/06  Weekly     7/28/06  Weekly     Record High     2005
                       Change              Change                   Average
              ------- ---------  ------- ---------- --------------- -------
National      $3.001  -0.5 cent  $3.006  +1.9 cents  $3.057 (9/5/05) $2.283

State         $2.914  -0.2 cent  $2.916  +1.7 cents  $2.964 (9/4/05) $2.194

Austin - San
 Marcos       $2.881  +0.1 cent  $2.880  +3.2 cents  $2.918 (9/6/05) $2.150

Beaumont      $2.873  -1.1 cent  $2.884  +4.2 cents  $2.930 (9/4/05) $2.136

Corpus
 Christi      $2.849  +1.6 cents $2.833  +7.1 cents  $2.929 (9/3/05) $2.081

Dallas        $2.919  -1.2 cent  $2.931  +0.3 cent   $3.019 (9/4/05) $2.239

Ft. Worth     $2.919  -0.7 cent  $2.926  -0.2 cent   $3.012 (9/4/05) $2.236

Galveston -
Texas City    $2.928  -1.2 cent  $2.940     none     $2.997 (9/4/05) $2.199

Houston       $2.923  -1.3 cent  $2.936  -0.1 cent   $2.971 (9/6/05) $2.194

San Antonio   $2.840  +0.3 cent  $2.837  +3.4 cents  $2.909 (9/4/05) $2.142

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