SOURCE: AAA Texas

February 16, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Two Weeks of Price Increases

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 16, 2007 -- The average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Texas climbed four cents this week to $2.11 a gallon, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

This week, Amarillo has the highest average price at $2.22 a gallon -- up six cents. The cheapest gas on the survey can be found in Corpus Christi at $2.03 a gallon -- up four cents.

"Pump prices increased for the second straight week in the state and across the U.S.," said Rose Rougeau, spokesperson for AAA Texas. "It is likely the price of gas will move higher over the next few weeks. This is because crude has rallied from recent lows near $51 a barrel to $58 a barrel and refineries are getting ready to make their annual switch to the cleaner-burning summer blends."

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

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, February 16, 2007:

                                                                     Year
                     Weekly             Weekly            Record     Ago
 Area      2/15/07   Change    2/8/07   Change   2/1/07    High     Average
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                                                         $   3.057
National   $ 2.243 +4.6 cents $ 2.197 +3.9 cents $ 2.158   (9/5/05) $ 2.274
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                                                         $   2.964
State      $ 2.110 +3.8 cents $ 2.072 +3.7 cents $ 2.035   (9/4/05) $ 2.192
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Austin -
 San                                                     $   2.918
 Marcos    $ 2.102 +2.3 cents $ 2.079  +0.6 cent $ 2.085   (9/6/05) $ 2.188
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                                                         $   3.035
Amarillo   $ 2.217 +6.1 cents $ 2.156 +4.8 cents $ 2.108   (8/7/06) $ 2.235
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                                                         $   2.930
Beaumont   $ 2.078 +4.4 cents $ 2.034 +4.8 cents $ 1.986   (9/4/05) $ 2.220
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Corpus                                                   $   2.929
 Christi   $ 2.028 +3.7 cents $ 1.991 +6.0 cents $ 1.931   (9/3/05) $ 2.011
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                                                         $   3.019
Dallas     $ 2.115 +4.7 cents $ 2.068 +4.2 cents $ 2.026   (9/4/05) $ 2.214
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                                                         $   3.002
El Paso    $ 2.136 +4.1 cents $ 2.095 +8.8 cents $ 2.007   (8/5/06) $ 2.224
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                                                         $   3.012
Ft. Worth  $ 2.110 +4.0 cents $ 2.070 +5.1 cents $ 2.019   (9/4/05) $ 2.203
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Galveston
 -Texas                                                  $   2.997
 City      $ 2.103 +4.6 cents $ 2.057 +3.6 cents $ 2.021   (9/4/05) $ 2.221
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                                                         $   2.971
Houston    $ 2.084 +4.0 cents $ 2.044 +2.9 cents $ 2.015   (9/6/05) $ 2.200
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San                                                      $   2.909
 Antonio   $ 2.049 +2.7 cents $ 2.022  +0.5 cent $ 2.017   (9/4/05) $ 2.151
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Texarkana                                                $   2.960
 (TX only) $ 2.139 +2.6 cents $ 2.113 +8.1 cents $ 2.032   (8/7/06) $ 2.153
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