SOURCE: AAA Texas

December 01, 2006 01:05 ET

AAA Texas: Gas Prices Increase Slightly

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2006 -- Texas gas prices in most areas increased by about a penny over the past week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

The current Texas statewide average price for self-serve regular gasoline is $2.124 a gallon, up by 1.6 cents in the last week.

"Just before Thanksgiving, wholesale gasoline prices significantly spiked without any apparent cause," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "However, wholesale prices have eased since then without having much impact on motorists."

The national average for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.247 -- a weekly increase of 1.4 cents.

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

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, Dec. 1, 2006:

                      Weekly            Weekly            Record   Year Ago
Area         12/1/06  Change  11/22/06  Change  11/16/06   High    Average
--------     -------  ------   -------  ------  --------  -------  --------
National      $2.247  +1.4      $2.233   +0.3    $2.230    $3.057   $2.140
                      cents              cent             (9/5/05)
State         $2.124  +1.6      $2.108   -0.2    $2.110    $2.964   $2.061
                      cents              cent             (9/4/05)
Austin -      $2.168  +1.1      $2.157   -1      $2.167    $2.918   $2.062
 San Marcos           cents              cent             (9/6/05)
Amarillo      $2.187  +2.5      $2.162   -0.9    $2.171    $3.035   $2.089
                      cents              cent             (8/7/06)
Beaumont      $2.098  +0.8      $2.090   +0.7    $2.083    $2.930   $2.135
                      cent               cent             (9/4/05)
Corpus        $2.026  +1.1      $2.015   -1.8    $2.033    $2.929   $1.888
 Christi              cents              cents            (9/3/05)
Dallas        $2.134  +2.3      $2.111   +0.8    $2.103    $3.019   $2.061
                      cents              cent             (9/4/05)
El Paso       $2.135  +0.2      $2.133   -0.2    $2.135    $3.002   $2.141
                      cent               cent             (8/5/06)
Ft. Worth     $2.119  +1.2      $2.107   +0.8    $2.099    $3.012   $2.053
                      cents              cent             (9/4/05)
Galveston -   $2.072  +1.4      $2.058   +0.1    $2.057    $2.997   $2.068
 Texas City           cents              cent             (9/4/05)
Houston       $2.073  +1.8      $2.055   +0.7    $2.048    $2.971   $2.070
                      cents              cent             (9/6/05)
San Antonio   $2.091  +1.4      $2.077   -1      $2.087    $2.909   $1.996
                      cents              cent             (9/4/05)
Texarkana     $2.182  +4.0      $2.142   -0.5    $2.147    $2.960   $2.007
 (TX only)            cents              cent             (8/7/06)

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