SOURCE: AAA New Mexico

May 09, 2008 14:51 ET

AAA New Mexico's Weekend Gas Watch

Gasoline Prices Reach New Highs

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - New Mexico's gasoline price average reached a new record high of $3.632 a gallon, up 6.8 cents in the last week, and the national average also set a new record at $3.671 a gallon up 4.9 cents during the same period, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch.

Wyoming has the lowest statewide average of $3.475 per gallon. Alaska ranks the highest average of $3.941 per gallon followed by California at $3.929.

Average prices in Weekend Gas Watch Areas as of 3:05 a.m., May 9, 2008:

                                                         Record High Prices
              05/09/08  Difference  05/02/08      05/02/07    Date    Price
              --------  ----------  --------      --------  --------  -----
National         3.671  +4.9 cents     3.622         2.991  5/9/2008  3.671
New Mexico       3.632  +6.8 cents     3.564         3.045  5/9/2008  3.564
Texas            3.560  +3.9 cents     3.521         2.868  5/9/2008  3.560
Albuquerque      3.555  +7.3 cents     3.482         2.994  5/9/2008  3.555
Las Cruces       3.641  +8.6 cents     3.555         2.977  5/9/2008  3.641
Santa Fe Area    3.597  +2.3 cents     3.574         3.118  5/9/2008  3.597
Flagstaff        3.569  +0.4 cent      3.565         3.119  5/1/2008  3.580
Tucson           3.418  +2.2 cents     3.396         2.928  5/9/2008  3.418
Denver           3.536  +7.2 cents     3.464         2.942  5/9/2008  3.536
Durango          3.694  +1.7 cents     3.677         3.034  5/8/2008  3.699
Las Vegas        3.648  +3.0 cents     3.618         3.115  5/9/2008  3.648
Amarillo         3.613  +8.7 cents     3.526         2.968  5/9/2008  3.613
El Paso          3.506  +4.8 cents     3.458         2.941  5/9/2008  3.506

AAA New Mexico, LLC, a member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, provides members with roadside assistance, insurance and financial products, a full-service travel agency, auto-related services, traffic safety programs and legislative advocacy. Information about these products and services is available on AAA New Mexico's web site at www.aaa.com.

Contact Information

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    Rose Rougeau
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