SOURCE: AAA Texas

August 17, 2007 01:30 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Gas Prices Continue Downward March

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - Texas gas prices continued to spiral downward in the past week, with the average statewide price dropping by more than a nickel to $2.683, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

"During these summer months, gas prices have dropped in nine of the past 11 weeks," said AAA Texas spokesperson Paul Flaningan. "Despite a two-week spike in July, state prices are at their lowest levels of the summer so far, although they are more than 60 cents higher than they were in February of this year."

Amarillo has the state's highest average price at $2.826, while Corpus Christi has the lowest price statewide at $2.536. Amarillo and Corpus Christi continue to register the highest and lowest average gas prices across the state.

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

AAA Texas Fuel Savings Tip of the Week

"Planning your trips and keeping maps in the car can prevent you from getting lost and putting extra mileage on your vehicle," says AAA Texas spokesperson Paul Flaningan. "Online maps are great tools to help you plan trips and minimize the number of miles you drive, but make sure you keep at least one paper map in the car to guide you when the unexpected happens."

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, August 17, 2007 Source: AAA Texas

                     Weekly           Weekly          Record  Year Ago
Area       8/16/07   Change  8/9/07   Change  8/2/07  High    Average
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -5.2             -5.1         $3.227
National    $2.762     cents $2.814     cents $2.865 (5/24/07)  $2.985
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -5.3             -5.3          $3.085
State       $2.683     cents $2.736     cents $2.789 (5/23/07)  $2.883
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -4.9             -4.9          $3.298
Amarillo    $2.826     cents $2.875     cents $2.924 (7/12/07)  $2.930
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
Austin -
 San                    -4.8             -3.8          $3.048
 Marcos     $2.712     cents $2.760     cents $2.798 (5/22/07)  $2.870
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -5.5             -6.0          $3.055
Beaumont    $2.650     cents $2.705     cents $2.765 (5/22/07)  $2.846
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
Corpus                  -4.5             -5.6          $3.011
 Christi    $2.536     cents $2.571     cents $2.627 (5/23/07)  $2.766
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -5.7             -5.1          $3.062
Dallas      $2.656     cents $2.713     cents $2.764 (5/24/07)  $2.868
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -6.0             -5.4          $3.277
El Paso     $2.746     cents $2.806     cents $2.860 (5/23/07)  $2.938
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -3.7             -6.4          $3.058
Ft. Worth   $2.647     cents $2.684     cents $2.748 (5/23/07)  $2.865
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
Galveston
 -Texas                 -3.9             -6.8          $3.056
 City       $2.658     cents $2.697     cents $2.765 (5/22/07)  $2.890
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
                        -5.0             -4.7          $3.042
Houston     $2.629     cents $2.679     cents $2.726 (5/23/07)  $2.867
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
San                     -4.3             -3.3          $2.994
 Antonio    $2.696     cents $2.739     cents $2.772 (5/23/07)  $2.830
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------
Texarkana               -5.0             -5.0          $3.048
 (TX only)  $2.675     cents $2.725     cents $2.775 (5/21/07)  $2.827
           ------- --------- ------ --------- ------ -------- --------

Contact Information