SOURCE: AAA Texas

April 18, 2008 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Texas Gas Average Hits New Record

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - The Texas average for a gallon of regular self serve gasoline topped a new all time record high this week at $3.33, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

San Antonio has the lowest average on the list at $3.272, a new record for the area. Dallas tops the list at $3.35 a gallon, which is also a new record high.

"At $3.33 a gallon, the Texas average is one of the lowest in the U.S., with California having the highest average at $3.82 a gallon," said AAA Texas spokesperson Rose Rougeau. "AAA continues to encourage motorists to conserve fuel such as consolidating trips and errands and sticking to a routine maintenance schedule to achieve maximum fuel efficiency and extend the life of the vehicle."

AAA Texas offers a 'Gas Watcher's Guide - Tips for Conserving Fuel, Saving Money and Protecting the Environment' for FREE in all of its district offices.

  Average Daily Prices as of 12:01 a.m., April 18, 2008
                                                                     Year
           04/17/   Weekly     04/10/   Weekly   04/03/   Record      Ago
Area        2008    Change      2008    Change    2008     High     Average
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.418
National   $3.418  +6.1 cents  3.357  +6.8 cents $  3.29 (4/17/08)  $ 2.867
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.333
State      $3.333  +5.0 cents  3.283  +6.9 cents $ 3.214 (4/17/08)  $ 2.779
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.342
Amarillo   $3.342  +3.9 cents  3.303  +5.7 cents $ 3.246 (4/17/08)  $ 2.833
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
Austin -
 San                                                     $   3.311
 Marcos    $3.311  +4.5 cents  3.266  +7.7 cents $ 3.189 (4/17/08)  $ 2.747
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.303
Beaumont   $3.303  +2.8 cents  3.275  +8.2 cents $ 3.193 (4/17/08)  $ 2.748
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
Corpus                                                   $   3.312
 Christi   $3.312 +12.3 cents  3.189  +4.8 cents $ 3.141 (4/17/08)  $ 2.691
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.353
Dallas     $3.353  +4.8 cents  3.305  +7.2 cents $ 3.233 (4/17/08)  $ 2.797
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.285
El Paso    $3.285  +4.2 cents  3.243  +6.4 cents $ 3.179 (4/17/08)  $ 2.847
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.356
Ft. Worth  $3.356  +4.8 cents  3.308  +8.2 cents $ 3.226 (4/17/08)  $ 2.789
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
Galveston
 - Texas                                                 $   3.344
 City      $3.344  +5.4 cents  3.290  +6.8 cents $ 3.222 (4/17/08)  $ 2.793
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                         $   3.333
Houston    $3.333  +4.6 cents  3.287  +6.5 cents $ 3.222 (4/17/08)  $ 2.783
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
San                                                      $   3.272
 Antonio   $3.272  +5.2 cents  3.220  +6.3 cents $ 3.157 (4/17/08)  $ 2.691
           ------ ----------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
Texarkana                                                $   3.300
 (TX only) $3.281  -1.9 cents  3.300 +12.2 cents $ 3.178 (4/10/08)  $ 2.652
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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rose Rougeau
    (713) 284.6552 (direct)
    E-mail: Email Contact