SOURCE: AAA Texas

August 10, 2007 01:05 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Hot Temperatures, Cool Gas Prices

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - August 10, 2007) - Temperatures across Texas are on the rise, but gas prices continue to cool down as Texans on average are paying approximately 20 cents less at the pump than at the same time last year. This week, the average for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline fell more than five cents to $2.74, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Prices are also lower across the country as the national average for a gallon of gasoline fell another five cents to $2.814 a gallon.

Amarillo and Corpus Christi continue to register the highest and lowest average gas prices across the state. Amarillo tops the list once again with panhandle consumers paying an average retail price of $2.88 a gallon. For the fourth week in a row Corpus Christi had the lowest weekly average in the survey at $2.57 a gallon -- down more than five cents from last week.

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

AAA Texas Fuel Savings Tip of the Week

"Inflate tires according to manufacturer recommendations," says AAA Texas spokesperson Paul Flaningan. "Under-inflated tires are a safety hazard and can cut fuel economy by as much as two percent per pound of pressure below the recommended level."

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, August 10, 2007      Source: AAA Texas


                           Weekly         Weekly           Record  Year Ago
Area               8/9/07  Change 8/2/07  Change 7/26/07   High     Average
----------------   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                            -5.1           -7.0          $   3.227
National           $ 2.814  cents $ 2.865  cents $ 2.935  (5/24/07) $ 3.035

                            -5.3           -6.5          $   3.085
State              $ 2.736  cents $ 2.789  cents $ 2.854  (5/23/07) $ 2.939

                            -4.9          -14.4          $   3.298
Amarillo           $ 2.875  cents $ 2.924  cents $ 3.068  (7/12/07) $ 3.028

Austin - San                -3.8           -5.3          $   3.048
 Marcos            $ 2.760  cents $ 2.798  cents $ 2.851  (5/22/07) $ 2.913

                            -6.0           -5.3          $   3.055
Beaumont           $ 2.705  cents $ 2.765  cents $ 2.818  (5/22/07) $ 2.896

                            -5.6           -9.3          $   3.011
Corpus Christi     $ 2.571  cents $ 2.627  cents $ 2.720  (5/23/07) $ 2.855

                            -5.1           -6.1          $   3.062
Dallas             $ 2.713  cents $ 2.764  cents $ 2.825  (5/24/07) $ 2.925

                            -5.4           -8.7          $   3.277
El Paso            $ 2.806  cents $ 2.860  cents $ 2.947  (5/23/07) $ 2.978

                            -6.4           -6.3          $   3.058
Ft. Worth          $ 2.684  cents $ 2.748  cents $ 2.811  (5/23/07) $ 2.932

Galveston -Texas            -6.8           -5.0          $   3.056
 City              $ 2.697  cents $ 2.765  cents $ 2.815  (5/22/07) $ 2.929

                            -4.7           -6.3          $   3.042
Houston            $ 2.679  cents $ 2.726  cents $ 2.789  (5/23/07) $ 2.928

                            -3.3           -4.5          $   2.994
San Antonio        $ 2.739  cents $ 2.772  cents $ 2.817  (5/23/07) $ 2.870

Texarkana (TX               -5.0           -5.0          $   3.048
 only)             $ 2.725  cents $ 2.775  cents $ 2.825  (5/21/07) $ 2.915

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