SOURCE: AAA Texas

October 12, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

2nd Week Lower Fuel Prices

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - October 12, 2007) - Texas motorists are enjoying lower fuel prices for the second straight week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The Texas average dropped four cents to $2.65 a gallon.

"All cities surveyed this week fell two cents or more per gallon," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "The downturn in pump prices has been aided by a relatively mild hurricane season and lower demand."

Corpus Christi bumped Houston to have the lowest average in the state at $2.54 a gallon -- down six cents. El Paso pushed past Amarillo to have the highest average at $2.79 a gallon -- down four cents.

AAA Texas Fuel Savings Tip of the Week

Maintain steady speeds for the best fuel economy. A car uses extra fuel when it accelerates.

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

                         Weekly           Weekly           Record  Year Ago
Area           10/11/07  Change  10/4/07  Change  9/27/07   High    Average
----           --------  ------  -------  ------  -------  ------  --------

National        $2.760    -1.9   $2.779   -3.2    $2.811   $3.227    $2.760
                                          cents           (5/24/07)

State           $2.654    -3.7   $2.691   -2.3    $2.714   $3.085    $2.136
                                          cents           (5/23/07)

Amarillo        $2.747    -3.7   $2.784   -8.2    $2.866   $3.298    $2.185
                                          cents           (7/12/07)

Austin –        $2.713    -2.7   $2.740   -0.8    $2.748   $3.048    $2.237
 San Marcos                               cent            (5/22/07)

Beaumont        $2.657    -2.5   $2.682   -3.1    $2.713   $3.055    $2.073
                                          cents           (5/22/07)

Corpus          $2.541    -5.9   $2.600   -7.5    $2.675   $3.011    $2.035
 Christi                                  cents           (5/23/07)

Dallas          $2.628    -2.1   $2.649   -2.3    $2.672   $3.062    $2.111
                                          cents           (5/24/07)

El Paso         $2.788    -4.1   $2.829   -2.3    $2.852   $3.277    $2.260
                                          cents           (5/23/07)

Ft. Worth       $2.613    -3.2   $2.645   -2.7    $2.672   $3.058    $2.109
                                          cents           (5/23/07)

Galveston –     $2.589    -3.8   $2.627   -0.8    $2.635   $3.056    $2.073
 Texas City                               cent            (5/22/07)

Houston         $2.574    -3.3   $2.607   -1.6    $2.623   $3.042    $2.068
                                          cents           (5/23/07)

San Antonio     $2.652    -3.2   $2.684   -1.1    $2.695   $2.994    $2.147
                                          cents           (5/23/07)

Texarkana       $2.660    -6.1   $2.721   -2.5    $2.746   $3.048    $2.127
 (TX only)                                cents           (5/21/07)

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Paul Flaningan
    469.221.8217
    Dallas

    Rose Rougeau
    713.284.6552
    Houston