SOURCE: AAA Texas

August 24, 2007 01:05 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Average Statewide Gas Prices Up a Penny

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - August 24, 2007) - Texas gas prices broke their recent downward trend this week. The average statewide price for a gallon of gas rose one cent higher than last week to $2.693, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The national average rose two cents from last week to $2.78 a gallon.

"Only five of the 11 cities surveyed this week saw minimal decreases in gas prices," said AAA Texas spokesperson Paul Flaningan. "Two cities, Amarillo and Corpus Christi, saw significant increases, although nowhere near the three dollar threshold we saw earlier this year."

Amarillo continues to post the state's highest average price at $2.898, seven cents higher than last week. Houston replaces Corpus Christi with lowest price statewide at $2.63 a gallon. AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline in Texas.

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Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, August 24, 2007      Source: AAA Texas

                        Weekly           Weekly           Record   Year Ago
Area           8/23/07  Change  8/16/07  Change  8/9/07   High     Average
-----------    -------  ------  -------  ------  ------   -------  --------
                          +1.8             -5.2           $3.227
National        $2.780   cents   $2.762   cents  $2.814  (5/24/07)   $2.912

                          +1.0             -5.3           $3.085
State           $2.693   cents   $2.683   cents  $2.736  (5/23/07)   $2.803

                          +7.2             -4.9           $3.298
Amarillo        $2.898   cents   $2.826   cents  $2.875  (7/12/07)   $2.857

Austin -                  -1.0             -4.8           $3.048
 San Marcos     $2.702   cents   $2.712   cents  $2.760  (5/22/07)   $2.824

                          -0.3             -5.5           $3.055
Beaumont        $2.647   cents   $2.650   cents  $2.705  (5/22/07)   $2.771

Corpus                   +10.8             -4.5           $3.011
 Christi        $2.644   cents   $2.536   cents  $2.571  (5/23/07)   $2.653

                            No             -5.7           $3.062
Dallas          $2.656  change   $2.656   cents  $2.713  (5/24/07)   $2.780

                          +4.1             -6.0           $3.277
El Paso         $2.787   cents   $2.746   cents  $2.806  (5/23/07)   $2.894

                          +0.4             -3.7           $3.058
Ft. Worth       $2.651   cents   $2.647   cents  $2.684  (5/23/07)   $2.767

Galveston -               -0.2             -3.9           $3.056
 Texas City     $2.656   cents   $2.658   cents  $2.697  (5/22/07)   $2.815

                          +0.1             -5.0           $3.042
Houston         $2.630   cents   $2.629   cents  $2.679  (5/23/07)   $2.784

                          -0.7             -4.3           $2.994
San Antonio     $2.689   cents   $2.696   cents  $2.739  (5/23/07)   $2.777

Texarkana                 -1.5             -5.0           $3.048
 (TX only)      $2.660   cents   $2.675   cents  $2.725  (5/21/07)   $2.794

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