SOURCE: AAA Texas

December 15, 2006 01:01 ET

AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 15, 2006 --The price for a gallon of gas in Texas has remained relatively flat since the end of last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

The statewide average price is $2.191 a gallon, about the same as last week. The highest average on this week's survey is in the Austin - San Marcos area at $2.226 a gallon -- down two cents. Houston has the lowest average at $2.15 a gallon -- two-tenths of a penny higher than last week's average.

"With crude oil currently trading near $62 a barrel and OPEC's ministers voting against any immediate production cuts, motorists should continue to see prices near their current levels for the next few weeks of the year," said Rose Rougeau, spokesperson for AAA Texas. "However the Cartel has left the door open for production cuts in February."

The national average for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.291 -- down less than a penny.

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

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, Dec. 15, 2006:

                    Weekly           Weekly          Record  Year Ago
Area      12/14/06  Change  12/7/06  Change  12/1/06  High   Average
-------    -------  ------  -------  ------ -------- ------  --------
National   $2.291   -.09    $2.300   +5.3   $2.247   $3.057  $2.183
                     cent            cents          (9/5/05)
State      $2.191   -.02    $2.193   +6.9   $2.124   $2.964  $2.137
                     cent            cents          (9/4/05)
Austin –   $2.226   -2.0    $2.228   +6.0   $2.168   $2.918  $2.105
 San Marcos          cents           cents          (9/6/05)
Amarillo   $2.211   -4.0    $2.251   +6.4   $2.187   $3.035  $2.185
                     cents           cents          (8/7/06)
Beaumont   $2.175   -1.1    $2.186   +8.8   $2.098   $2.930  $2.129
                     cents           cents          (9/4/05)
Corpus     $2.154   -0.9    $2.145   +11.9  $2.026   $2.929  $2.034
 Christi             cent            cents          (9/3/05)
Dallas     $2.190   -0.4    $2.194   +6.0   $2.134   $3.019  $2.156
                     cent            cents          (9/4/05)
El Paso    $2.168   -1.6    $2.184   +4.9   $2.135   $3.002  $2.156
                     cents           cents          (8/5/06)
Ft. Worth  $2.180   -0.6    $2.186   +6.7   $2.119   $3.012  $2.146
                     cent            cents          (9/4/05)
Galveston– $2.158   +1.4    $2.144   +7.2   $2.072   $2.997  $2.133
 Texas City          cents           cents          (9/4/05)
Houston    $2.150   +0.2    $2.148   +7.5   $2.073   $2.971  $2.136
                     cent            cents          (9/6/05)
San        $2.167   +0.8    $2.159   +6.8   $2.091   $2.909  $2.080
 Antonio             cent            cents          (9/4/05)
Texarkana  $2.207   -1.3    $2.220   +3.8   $2.182   $2.960  $2.158
 (TX only)           cents           cents          (8/7/06)

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rose Rougeau
    1.800.888.8851 (ext. 6552)