AAA: Texas gasoline prices rebound

Staff Report

The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Retail gasoline prices rebounded upward statewide this week.

The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released Friday finds the average price of regular self-serve across the state climbed 2 cents from last week to $2.69 per gallon. The national average rose 4 cents to $2.81 per gallon.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau says refiners "should begin to have an easier time supplying fuel" after they switch over from producing cleaning-burning summertime blends. She says motorists will have to wait to see if that translates into lower retail gasoline prices.

Amarillo remains the Texas city with the most expensive gas. It's average price rose 4 cents to $2.97. Houston has the cheapest gas this week at $2.59 per gallon. That's virtually unchanged from last week.

These are average per-gallon prices of regular, self-serve gasoline in Texas metro areas and the change from last week, according to today's Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch:

Amarillo -- $2.966, up 4.0 cents

Austin-San Marcos -- $2.699, up 1.6 cents

Beaumont -- $2.658, up 4.2 cents

Corpus Christi -- $2.619, up 4.6 cents

Dallas -- $2.639, up 2.2 cents

El Paso -- $2.892, up 7.8 cents

Fort Worth -- $2.636, up 2.2 cents

Galveston-Texas City -- $2.614, up 0.3 cent

Houston -- $2.594, up 0.8 cent

San Antonio -- $2.688, up 1.9 cents

Texarkana (Texas only) -- $2.703, up 3.9