SOURCE: AAA Texas

September 28, 2007 01:05 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Texas Gas Average on the Rise

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - September 28, 2007) - After three weeks of holding steady, Texas gas prices inched slightly higher this week to $2.71 a gallon, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The two cent increase in Texas is on par with the rest of the U.S. as the national average for a gallon of gasoline increased by a couple of pennies to $2.81.

"Gas prices have remained fairly stable the last few weeks," said AAA Texas spokesperson Paul Flaningan. "However, rising crude oil prices may be felt at the pump in the very near future."

Once again Amarillo posted the highest average in the state on this week's survey at $2.87 a gallon. Houston's gas price increased more than two cents this week but it continues to post the lowest average in the state at $2.62.

AAA Texas Fuel Savings Tip of the Week

Know the correct starting procedure for your car. Don't race a cold engine to warm it up or allow it to idle for an extended time. Avoid rapid acceleration until the engine temperature is in the normal range. The engine will warm up faster under a light load, and emissions equipment will begin to function sooner.

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 a.m., September 28, 2007

                       Weekly             Weekly           Record  Year Ago
Area        9/27/2007  Change  9/20/2007  Change  9/13/07   High   Average
----        ---------  ------  ---------  ------  -------  ------  --------

National       $2.811   +2.0    $2.791     -1.7   $2.808   $3.227    $2.356
                                                          (5/24/07)

State          $2.714   +2.8    $2.686     +0.1   $2.685   $3.085    $2.230
                                                          (5/23/07)

Amarillo       $2.866   -1.7    $2.883     -3.4   $2.917   $3.298    $2.296
                                                          (7/12/07)

Austin -       $2.748   +1.7    $2.731     +1.4   $2.717   $3.048    $2.357
 San Marcos                                               (5/22/07)

Beaumont       $2.713   +1.9    $2.694     +3.4   $2.660   $3.055    $2.120
                                                          (5/22/07)

Corpus         $2.675   +3.0    $2.645     -0.5   $2.650   $3.011    $2.074
 Christi                                                  (5/23/07)

Dallas         $2.672   +3.3    $2.639     -0.3   $2.642   $3.062    $2.200
                                                          (5/24/07)

El Paso        $2.852   -0.2    $2.854     -2.3   $2.877   $3.277    $2.436
                                                          (5/23/07)

Ft. Worth      $2.672   +3.8    $2.634     -0.4   $2.638   $3.058    $2.198
                                                          (5/23/07)

Galveston -    $2.635   +0.8    $2.627     +0.1   $2.626   $3.056    $2.168
 Texas City                                               (5/22/07)

Houston        $2.623   +2.4    $2.599     +0.2   $2.597   $3.042    $2.143
                                                          (5/23/07)

San Antonio    $2.695   +3.0    $2.665     -0.1   $2.666   $2.994    $2.278
                                                          (5/23/07)

Texarkana      $2.746   +5.0    $2.696     -1.4   $2.710   $3.048    $2.195
 (TX only)                                                (5/21/07)

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Paul Flaningan
    (469) 221-8217

    Rose Rougeau
    (713) 284-6552 (direct)
    (800) 888-5521 (ext. 6552)