The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - There's no end in sight to the spike in Texas Retail gasoline prices as the prices at the pump climb deeper into record territory.
The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows regular self-serve is averaging $3.33 per gallon across the state. That's a nickel higher than last week and 55 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
Even so, auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau (roo-ZHOH') says Texas has one of the lowest average retail prices for gasoline in the nation. Nationally, the price is averaging $3.418, up 6 cents from last week. California has the highest statewide average of $3.82 per gallon.
Back in Texas, San Antonio has the lowest average price for regular self-serve at $3.27. That's a local record-high a nickel higher than last week. The state's costliest gas is in Dallas, where the average is $3.35 per gallon. That's also a nickel higher than last week.
These are average per-gallon prices of regular, self-serve gasoline in Texas and nationally, as well as the change from last week, according to the Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch released today:
Amarillo - $3.342, up 3.9 cents
Austin-San Marcos - $3.311, up 4.5 cents
Beaumont - $3.303, up 2.8 cents
Corpus Christi - $3.312, up 12.3 cent
Dallas - $3.353, up 4.8 cents
El Paso - $3.285, up 4.2 cents
Fort Worth - $3.356, up 4.8 cents
Galveston-Texas City - $3.344, up 5.4 cents
Houston - $3.333, up 4.6 cents
San Antonio - $3.272, up 5.2 cents
Texarkana (Texas only) - $3.281, down 1.9 cents
State - $3.333, up 5.0 cents
Nationally - $3.418, up 6.1 cents