Gas Prices Climb Again

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Retail gasoline prices are back on the rise statewide after two weeks of modest declines.

The Triple-A Texas weekly gas price survey released today shows Texas regular self-service gas prices averaging two dollars 85 cents per gallon. That's three cents more than last week.

The national price averaged two dollars 92 cents per gallon, up nearly four cents from last week.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau says crude oil prices fell to a five-week low last week and federal reports show gas supplies are building.

But she says that's not enough to counter rising concern about diplomatic tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Worries about rebel threats to Nigerian oil production and the upcoming hurricane season also are applying upward price pressure.

The most expensive gas prices are in the Galveston-Texas City area, where it averaged two dollars 94 cents per gallon. That's almost unchanged from a week ago. Corpus Christi has the cheapest gas at two dollars 71 cents per gallon, up five cents.