Gas Prices Steady, Still High

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - The average price of regular, self-serve gasoline held steady in Texas this week.

The weekly AAA Texas survey released Friday finds regular averaging $2.96 per gallon in 11 Texas cities surveyed, the same as
last week.

Nationally, the average rose almost a penny to $3.10 per gallon.

The Texas average is 84 cents per gallon more than the same
point last year.

The most expensive gasoline in Texas is in Amarillo, where it rose almost two cents to $3.03 per gallon. The cheapest is in Galveston-Texas City, where regular remained virtually unchanged at $2.90 per gallon.

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 Friday's AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch:

Amarillo -- $3.029, down 1.7 cents
Austin-San Marcos -- $2.998, up 0.4 cent
Beaumont -- $2.951, up 0.7 cent
Corpus Christi -- $2.934, up 0.4 cent
Dallas -- $2.939, down 0.6 cent
El Paso -- $2.961, down 0.8 cent
Fort Worth -- $2.923, down 0.4 cent
Galveston-Texas City -- $2.903, down 0.2 cent
Houston -- $2.905, up 0.4 cent
San Antonio -- $2.954, up 0.3 cent
Texarkana (Texas only) -- $3.030, down 0.8 cent
State -- $2.959, unchanged
Nationally -- $3.096, up 0.7 cent

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