Gas Prices Continue to Climb

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Texans have seen a second week in a row of climbing retail gasoline prices.

The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today shows regular self-serve gasoline averaging two dollars 34 cents per gallon statewide. That's a seven-cent increase from last week.

The retail price nationally is averaging two dollars 39 cents per gallon -- up five cents.

Dallas has the highest average price in Texas at two dollars 37 cents per gallon. That's up nine cents. San Antonio's average is the state's lowest at two dollars 28 cents per gallon -- up six cents.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau blames price speculation and the seasonal switch from winter to summer grades at refineries. She says those pressures countered the downward price pressure of recently increasing inventories of crude oil and gasoline.