SOURCE: AAA Texas

April 27, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

IRVING, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 27, 2007 -- The statewide average price for self-serve regular gasoline rose higher for the 12th consecutive week, but the rate of the increase slowed considerably, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

El Paso rose about two cents to $2.87 a gallon -- still the highest gas average on the list. Corpus Christi has the lowest average on the survey at $2.69 a gallon -- an increase of less than one cent a gallon.

"Gas prices increased less than a penny in most areas of the state this week and two communities saw slight decreases," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "We'll have to see if this represents a peak in spring gas price increases or only a pause. The market remains volatile with continued refinery mishaps and continued strong demand. Motorists can help manage their own fuel expenses by keeping vehicles maintained, combining trips for errands, carpooling and using public transit if available."

The national average is $2.877 a gallon -- up a penny since last week. AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline in Texas.

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, April 27 2007       Source: AAA Texas

                                                                     Year
                     Weekly             Weekly             Record     Ago
Area       4/27/07   Change   4/20/07   Change    4/13/07   High    Average
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  3.057
National   $ 2.877 +1   cents $ 2.867 +6.2  cents $ 2.805  (9/5/05) $ 2.801
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  2.964
State      $ 2.782 +0.3 cents $ 2.779 +7.0  cents $ 2.709  (9/4/05) $ 2.811
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
Austin -
 San                                                      $  2.918
 Marcos    $ 2.763 +1   cents $ 2.752 +14.8 cents $ 2.668  (9/6/05) $ 2.764
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  3.035
Amarillo   $ 2.849 +0.9 cents $ 2.840 +7.1  cents $ 2.769  (8/7/06) $ 2.731
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  2.930
Beaumont   $ 2.737 -0.9 cents $ 2.746 +8.8  cents $ 2.658  (9/4/05) $ 2.784
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Corpus                                                    $  2.929
 Christi   $ 2.691 +0.9 cents $ 2.682 +6.0  cents $ 2.622  (9/3/05) $ 2.777
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  3.019
Dallas     $ 2.812 +0.6 cents $ 2.806 +7.1  cents $ 2.735  (9/4/05) $ 2.880
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  3.002
El Paso    $ 2.871 +1.9 cents $ 2.852 +8.1  cents $ 2.771  (8/5/06) $ 2.730
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- --------  -------
                                                          $  3.012
Ft. Worth  $ 2.798 +0.6 cents $ 2.792 +6.5  cents $ 2.727  (9/4/05) $ 2.877
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Galveston
 -Texas                                                   $  2.997
 City      $ 2.801 +0.5 cents $ 2.796 +4.9  cents $ 2.747  (9/4/05) $ 2.849
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                                                          $  2.971
Houston    $ 2.784 -0.4 cents $ 2.788 +6.8  cents $ 2.720  (9/6/05) $ 2.840
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San                                                       $  2.909
 Antonio   $ 2.728 +2.2 cents $ 2.706 +8.8  cents $ 2.618  (9/4/05) $ 2.745
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Texarkana                                                 $  2.960
 (TX only) $ 2.784 +0.1 cents $ 2.784 +9.5  cents $ 2.689  (8/7/06) $ 2.769
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