SOURCE: AAA Texas

July 10, 2008 19:41 ET

AAA Texas Fuel Gauge Report: Prices Edge Up Slightly at the Pump

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Texans will still have to reach deep into their pockets when hitting the road this weekend.

The AAA Texas Fuel Gauge Report shows that the statewide average is $3.96 per gallon for regular gas. Nationally, the average price is $4.10.

Most Texas cities like Austin, El Paso, Ft. Worth and Galveston saw small increases for regular self-serve gasoline. Beaumont-Port Arthur however, bucked the trend with the price falling to $3.98 a gallon -- it is still the highest average price of the markets surveyed in Texas. Last week, Beaumont-Port Arthur pump prices shot up six cents, hitting a record high of $3.99.

This time last year, Texans were paying on average $1.08 less per gallon of gasoline.

          Current   1 Week    Difference Year Ago  Difference  Record Record
                    Ago                                        High   High
                                                               Date   Price
          07/10/08  07/04/08  Difference 07/10/07  Difference  Date   Price
National  4.104     4.098     +0.006     3.000     +1.104      07/07/ 4.108
                                                               08
State     3.960     3.996     -0.007     2.885     +1.075      07/09/ 3.969
                                                               08
Amarillo  3.963     3.946     +0.017     3.203     +0.760      07/09/ 3.968
                                                               08
Austin-   3.961     3.952     +0.009     2.870     +1.091      07/09/ 3.963
San                                                            08
Marcos
Beaumont  3.988     3.993     -0.005     2.805     +1.183      07/03/ 3.993
                                                               08
Corpus    3.952     3.957     -0.005     2.763     +1.189      07/07/ 3.958
Christi                                                        08
Dallas    3.965     3.954     +0.011     2.826     +1.139      07/09/ 3.968
                                                               08
El Paso   3.955     3.939     +0.016     3.056     +0.899      07/08/ 3.955
                                                               08
Ft. Worth 3.964     3.954     +0.010     2.813     +1.151      07/09/ 3.966
                                                               08
Galveston 3.949     3.927     +0.022     2.792     +1.157      07/10/ 3.949
                                                               08
Houston   3.936     3.927     +0.009     2.792     +1.144      07/09/ 3.940
                                                               08
San       3.939     3.933     +0.006     2.841     +1.098      07/08/ 3.943
Antonio                                                        08
Texarkana 3.959     3.954     +0.005     2.840     +1.119      07/10/ 3.959
(TX Only)                                                      08

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