SOURCE: AAA Texas

November 22, 2007 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Highest Gas Prices Ever for Thanksgiving Despite Slight Dip

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 22, 2007) - The 2.8 million Texans hitting the roadways for the holiday are paying the highest prices ever for a gallon of gasoline during Thanksgiving, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide average posted a weekly decrease of one cent to $2.96 a gallon.

"Despite the slight decreases in gas prices this week, motorists are shelling out about 85 cents more for a gallon of gas this Thanksgiving holiday, than in 2006," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "Texas is one of only ten states with an average under $3.00 a gallon."

Houston has the lowest average on the survey at $2.90 a gallon -- basically no change since last week. Amarillo dropped seven cents but still has the highest average at $3.05 a gallon.

The nationwide average fell two cents to $3.09 a gallon.

Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 a.m., November 22, 2007

                   Weekly          Weekly                         Year Ago
Area      11/21/07 Change 11/15/07 Change 11/8/07  Record High     Average

National   $ 3.089  -2.3  $ 3.112  +5.1   $ 3.061  $3.227 (5/24/07) $ 2.232

State      $ 2.959  -1.4  $ 2.973  +3.0   $ 2.943  $3.085 (5/23/07) $ 2.108

Amarillo   $ 3.046  -7.4  $ 3.120  +4.6   $ 3.074  $3.308 (7/13/07) $ 2.162

Austin -
 San
 Marcos    $ 2.994  -0.6  $ 3.000  +3.4   $ 2.966  $3.048 (5/22/07) $ 2.157

Beaumont   $ 2.944  -3.0  $ 2.974  +1.5   $ 2.959  $3.055 (5/22/07) $ 2.090

Corpus
 Christi   $ 2.930  -2.0  $ 2.950  +1.3   $ 2.937  $3.011 (5/23/07) $ 2.015

Dallas     $ 2.945  -1.7  $ 2.962  +1.5   $ 2.947  $3.062 (5/24/07) $ 2.111

El Paso    $ 2.969  -3.7  $ 3.006  +7.4   $ 2.935  $3.278 (5/26/07) $ 2.133

Ft. Worth  $ 2.927  -1.9  $ 2.946   N/A   $ 2.946  $3.058 (5/23/07) $ 2.927

Galveston
 - Texas
 City      $ 2.905  -1.3  $ 2.918  +4.1   $ 2.877  $3.056 (5/22/07) $ 2.058

Houston    $ 2.901  -.01  $ 2.902  +4.0   $ 2.862  $3.042 (5/23/07) $ 2.055

San
 Antonio   $ 2.951  -1.2  $ 2.963  +2.6   $ 2.937  $2.994 (5/24/07) $ 2.077

Texarkana
 (TX only) $ 3.038  +1.6  $ 3.022  +2.2   $ 3.044  $3.070 (11/10/07) $2.142

Note: AAA Texas offices will be closed Thursday (11.22.07) and Friday (11.23.07) for Thanksgiving.

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