SOURCE: AAA Texas

April 13, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

IRVING, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 13, 2007 -- Motorists in Texas and across the U.S. are seeing sharp increases at the gas pump for the tenth week in a row, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

El Paso rose ten cents to have the highest gas average this week at $2.77 a gallon. San Antonio and Corpus Christi tie for the lowest average at $2.62 a gallon -- both cities posted weekly increases of 12 cents.

"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, gasoline inventories have been weak for several weeks and demand continues to be up," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "If both indicators remain, prices will more likely continue to go up as well."

The national average is $2.81 a gallon -- up ten cents. AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline in Texas.

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, April 13, 2007

                        Weekly           Weekly           Record   Year Ago
Area           4/12/07  Change  4/5/07   Change  3/29/07   High    Average
----           -------  ------  ------   ------  -------  ------   --------

National       $2.805   +9.9    $2.706   +8.6    $2.620    $3.057   $2.695
                        cents            cents            (9/5/05)

State          $2.709   +11.2   $2.597   +10.1   $2.486    $2.964   $2.710
                        cents            cents            (9/4/05)

Austin -       $2.668   +11.3   $2.555   +9.1    $2.464    $2.918   $2.660
 San Marcos             cents            cents            (9/6/05)

Amarillo       $2.769   +7.7    $2.692   +8.0    $2.612    $3.035   $2.625
                        cents            cents            (8/7/06)

Beaumont       $2.658   +12.7   $2.531   +9.4    $2.437    $2.930   $2.697
                        cents            cents            (9/4/05)

Corpus         $2.622   +12.8   $2.494   +11.3   $2.381    $2.929   $2.628
 Christi                cents            cents            (9/3/05)

Dallas         $2.735   +11.1   $2.624   +12.3   $2.501    $3.019   $2.791
                        cents            cents            (9/4/05)

El Paso        $2.771   +10.2   $2.669   +10.1   $2.568    $3.002   $2.625
                        cents            cents            (8/5/06)

Ft. Worth      $2.727   +10.6   $2.621   +12.8   $2.493    $3.012   $2.784
                        cents            cents            (9/4/05)

Galveston -    $2.747   +12.0   $2.627   +12.3   $2.504    $2.997   $2.759
 Texas City             cents            cents            (9/4/05)

Houston        $2.720   +10.2   $2.618   +12.4   $2.494    $2.971   $2.743
                        cents            cents            (9/6/05)

San Antonio    $2.618   +12.4   $2.494   +8.1    $2.413    $2.909   $2.637
                        cents            cents            (9/4/05)

Texarkana      $2.689   +12.0   $2.569   +9.2    $2.477    $2.960   $2.437
 (TX only)              cents            cents            (8/7/06)

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