SOURCE: AAA Texas

August 31, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Pump Prices Edge Downward for Labor Day Travel

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 31, 2007) - Texas motorists traveling for the Labor Day holiday will be paying less for gasoline, compared to last year according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Amarillo and Corpus Christi are the two exceptions.

The statewide average is $2.664 a gallon -- down three cents this week and four cents less than last year.

"The Labor Day holiday is seen as the end of the summer driving season," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "Fuel prices generally move downward as demand for fuel lessens."

Amarillo once again tops the list, with the highest average at $2.926, up three cents in a week and 17 cents higher than the $2.756 average posted a year ago.

Corpus Christi, the state's lowest average at $2.573, is down seven cents in a week and is five cents higher than the $2.524 average held a year ago.

The national average dropped a penny from last week to $2.769 a gallon.


Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 AM, August 31, 2007      Source: AAA Texas

                           Weekly         Weekly          Record   Year Ago
Area               8/30/07 Change 8/23/07 Change 8/16/07   High     Average
---------          ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -1.1           +1.8         $   3.227
National           $ 2.769  cents $ 2.780  cents $ 2.762  (5/24/07) $ 2.823
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -2.9           +1.0         $   3.085
State              $ 2.664  cents $ 2.693  cents $ 2.683  (5/23/07) $ 2.706
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             +2.8           +7.2         $   3.298
Amarillo           $ 2.926  cents $ 2.898  cents $ 2.826  (7/12/07) $ 2.756
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
Austin -                     -1.9           -1.0         $   3.048
 San Marcos        $ 2.683  cents $ 2.702  cents $ 2.712  (5/22/07) $ 2.758
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -3.1           -0.3         $   3.055
Beaumont           $ 2.616  cents $ 2.647  cents $ 2.650  (5/22/07) $ 2.688
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -7.1          +10.8         $   3.011
Corpus Christi     $ 2.573  cents $ 2.644  cents $ 2.536  (5/23/07) $ 2.524
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -3.9           No           $   3.062
Dallas             $ 2.617  cents $ 2.656 change $ 2.656  (5/24/07) $ 2.671
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             +2.7           +4.1         $   3.277
El Paso            $ 2.814  cents $ 2.787  cents $ 2.746  (5/23/07) $ 2.829
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -3.7           +0.4         $   3.058
Ft. Worth          $ 2.614  cents $ 2.651  cents $ 2.647  (5/23/07) $ 2.663
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
Galveston -                  -4.5           -0.2         $   3.056
 Texas City        $ 2.611  cents $ 2.656  cents $ 2.658  (5/22/07) $ 2.719
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -4.4           +0.1         $   3.042
Houston            $ 2.586  cents $ 2.630  cents $ 2.629  (5/23/07) $ 2.675
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
                             -2.0           -0.7         $   2.994
San Antonio        $ 2.669  cents $ 2.689  cents $ 2.696  (5/23/07) $ 2.686
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------
Texarkana                    +0.4           -1.5         $   3.048
 (TX only)         $ 2.664   cent $ 2.660  cents $ 2.675  (5/21/07) $ 2.697
                   ------- ------ ------- ------ ------- ---------  -------

Contact Information

  • Rose Rougeau
    (713)284.6552
    1.800.888.5521 (ext. 6552)
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