SOURCE: AAA Texas

February 23, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Pump Prices Up for Week Three

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 23, 2007 -- The statewide average price for self-serve regular gasoline posted a weekly jump of four cents per gallon, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

Amarillo tops the list for the highest average price at $2.26 a gallon -- up four cents. The cheapest gas on the survey is in Corpus Christi and San Antonio at $2.08 a gallon. Corpus Christi went up six cents, and San Antonio increased four cents.

"The higher retail gas prices are due to recent increases in the cost of crude oil which edged above $60 a barrel this week," said Rose Rougeau spokeswoman for AAA Texas. "Also, refineries in the U.S. are nearing their annual switch to cleaner-burning summer grade fuels, which result in higher retail prices."

The national average is $2.29 a gallon -- a weekly increase of five cents.

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

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, February 23, 2007:

                    Weekly         Weekly          Record    Year Ago
Area       2/22/07  Change 2/15/07 Change 2/08/07   High      Average
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
National              +4.5           +4.6            $3.057
            $2.288   cents  $2.243  cents  $2.197   (9/5/05)   $2.235
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
State                 +4.2           +3.8            $2.964
            $2.152   cents  $2.110  cents  $2.072   (9/4/05)   $2.146
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
Austin -
 San                  +4.4           +2.3            $2.918
 Marcos     $2.146   cents  $2.102  cents  $2.079   (9/6/05)   $2.150
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
                      +4.4           +6.1            $3.035
Amarillo    $2.261   cents  $2.217  cents  $2.156   (8/7/06)   $2.136
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
                      +4.5           +4.4            $2.930
Beaumont    $2.123   cents  $2.078  cents  $2.034   (9/4/05)   $2.180
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
Corpus                +5.6           +3.7            $2.929
 Christi    $2.084   cents  $2.028  cents  $1.991   (9/3/05)   $1.983
           ------- ------- ------- ------ ------- ---------  --------
                      +4.6           +4.7            $3.019
Dallas      $2.161   cents  $2.115  cents  $2.068   (9/4/05)   $2.158
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                      +4.8           +4.1            $3.002
El Paso     $2.184   cents  $2.136  cents  $2.095   (8/5/06)   $2.190
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                      +4.7           +4.0            $3.012
Ft. Worth   $2.157   cents  $2.110  cents  $2.070   (9/4/05)   $2.147
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Galveston
-Texas                +2.9           +4.6            $2.997
 City       $2.132   cents  $2.103  cents  $2.057   (9/4/05)   $2.188
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                      +4.5           +4.0            $2.971
Houston     $2.129   cents  $2.084  cents  $2.044   (9/6/05)   $2.149
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San                   +3.6           +2.7            $2.909
 Antonio    $2.085   cents  $2.049  cents  $2.022   (9/4/05)   $2.106
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Texarkana             +3.4           +2.6            $2.960
 (TX only)  $2.173   cents  $2.139  cents  $2.113   (8/7/06)   $2.124
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