SOURCE: AAA Texas

June 06, 2008 01:01 ET

AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

More Record-Breaking Gas Prices

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - The statewide average price for a gallon of gas climbed to a new record every day of this week, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

In Texas, the current average is a new record at $3.86 a gallon, up a penny since last week. Nationally, the average price increased by four cents to a new record of $3.99 a gallon.

"The absence of any double-digit increases in the regions surveyed could be an indication that the run-up in retail fuel prices is slowing down," said AAA Texas spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. "However, falling demand for gasoline in the US has helped crude oil prices decline from a high of $135 a barrel to around $120."

The highest average in Texas can be found in Dallas at $3.87 a gallon, up two cents. The state's cheapest gas is in Texarkana at $3.81 a gallon, up less than a penny. 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 Price per Gallon of Regular Self Serve Gasoline as of 12:01 a.m., June 6, 2008

                     Weekly             Weekly             Record  Year Ago
Area       6/5/08    Change   5/29/08   Change    5/22/08   High    Average
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.989
National   $ 3.989 +3.7 cents $ 3.952 +12.1 cents $ 3.831  (6/5/08) $ 3.140
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.855
State      $ 3.855 +1.4 cents $ 3.841 +11.1 cents $ 3.730  (6/5/08) $ 3.014
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.829
Amarillo   $ 3.829 -3.6 cents $ 3.865 +11.3 cents $ 3.752  (6/5/08) $ 3.194
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
Austin-San                                                $  3.842
 Marcos    $ 3.842  +1.0 cent $ 3.832 +10.8 cents $ 3.724  (6/5/08) $ 2.995
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.858
Beaumont   $ 3.858 +1.6 cents $ 3.842 +11.0 cents $ 3.732  (6/5/08) $ 2.952
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Corpus                                                    $  3.829
 Christi   $ 3.829 +3.8 cents $ 3.791  +6.4 cents $ 3.727  (6/5/08) $ 2.946
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.865
Dallas     $ 3.865 +2.0 cents $ 3.845 +10.3 cents $ 3.742  (6/5/08) $ 3.000
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.832
El Paso    $ 3.832 +3.9 cents $ 3.793 +12.0 cents $ 3.673  (6/5/08) $ 3.260
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.861
Ft. Worth  $ 3.861 +2.0 cents $ 3.841 +10.2 cents $ 3.739  (6/5/08) $ 2.987
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
Galveston
 -Texas                                                   $  3.831
  City     $ 3.831 +1.1 cents $ 3.820 +12.7 cents $ 3.693 (5/29/08) $ 3.006
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
                                                          $  3.836
Houston    $ 3.836 +1.8 cents $ 3.818 +11.8 cents $ 3.700  (6/5/08) $ 2.990
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
San                                                       $  3.829
 Antonio   $ 3.829 +2.7 cents $ 3.802 +10.6 cents $ 3.696  (6/5/08) $ 2.952
           ------- ---------- ------- ----------- ------- ========  =======
Texarkana                                                 $  3.807
 (TX only) $ 3.807  +0.9 cent $ 3.798  +6.8 cents $ 3.730  (6/5/08) $ 2.958
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