AAA Texas: Weekend Gas Watch

Holiday Is Over for Gas Price Decreases

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| Source: AAA Texas

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 28, 2007) - Gas prices reversed course and began heading upwards this week across Texas, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

In Texas, the average rose one cent this week to $2.86 a gallon -- 67 cents higher than last year. The national average is $3.00, a penny more than last week's average. Even in the two Texas cities that posted net declines for the week -- El Paso and San Antonio -- gas prices have risen over the past couple of days.

"This has been another record-setting year for gas prices both statewide and nationwide," said AAA Texas spokesperson Marie Montgomery. "In 2002, the statewide average for the year for regular unleaded gasoline was $1.29. The 2007 average price to date is $2.68 -- an increase of 108 percent."

The lowest average price on this week's survey is El Paso at $2.79 a gallon, which is two cents below last week. The highest average is Texarkana at $2.94 a gallon -- nearly four cents higher than last week.

Average Daily Prices as of 11:01 a.m., December 28, 2007

           12/28/07  Weekly   12/20/07  Weekly   12/14/07  Record  Year Ago
Area                 Change             Change              High    Average
           ------- ---------- ------- ---------- ------- ---------  -------
                                                            $3.227
National     $3.000 +1.5 cents  $2.985     N/C    $2.985  (5/24/07)  $2.333

                                                            $3.085
State        $2.862 +1.5 cents  $2.847 -1.0 cent  $2.857  (5/23/07)  $2.217

                                                            $3.308
Amarillo     $2.874 +3.9 cents  $2.835 -2.1 cents $2.856  (7/13/07)  $2.213

Austin -                                                    $3.048
 San Marcos  $2.912 +0.3 cent   $2.909 -1.4 cents $2.923  (5/22/07)  $2.248

                                                            $3.055
Beaumont     $2.887 +3.1 cents  $2.856 -0.8 cent  $2.864  (5/22/07)  $2.186

Corpus                                                      $3.011
 Christi     $2.838 +3.0 cents  $2.808 -1.7 cents $2.825  (5/23/07)  $2.162

                                                            $3.062
Dallas       $2.839 +1.7 cents  $2.822 -0.2 cent  $2.824  (5/24/07)  $2.226

                                                            $3.278
El Paso      $2.795 -2.4 cents  $2.819 -4.0 cents $2.859  (5/26/07)  $2.173

                                                            $3.058
Ft. Worth    $2.837 +2.7 cents  $2.810 -0.2 cent  $2.812  (5/23/07)  $2.218

Galveston -                                                 $3.056
 Texas City  $2.836 +1.3 cents  $2.823 -1.1 cents $2.834  (5/22/07)  $2.182

                                                            $3.042
Houston      $2.824 +1.7 cents  $2.807 -1.0 cents $2.817  (5/23/07)  $2.187

San                                                         $2.994
 Antonio     $2.873 -0.3 cent   $2.876 -1.6 cents $2.892  (5/24/07)  $2.185

Texarkana                                                   $3.070
 (TX only)   $2.941 +3.7 cents  $2.904     N/C    $2.904 (11/10/07)  $2.239

Contact Information: Contact: Marie Montgomery 714-885-2333