Texas Gas Prices Within Five Cents of Record

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Texas retail gasoline prices remained essentially unchanged this week and remain a nickel shy of the record set last year after Hurricane Katrina.

That's according to the weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released Friday. It shows the statewide average price of regular, self-serve gas fell a fraction of a cent to two dollars 91 cents per gallon. The record of two dollars 96 cents per gallon was set September Fourth.

The national average also remained essentially unchanged at three dollars per gallon.

Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau says 21 states and the District of Columbia now have gas prices averaging more than three dollars per gallon.

But in Texas, San Antonio has the cheapest gas at two dollar 84 cents per gallon -- basically unchanged from last week. The Galveston-Texas City area has the most expensive gas at two dollars 93 cents per gallon -- up about a penny 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 Friday's Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch:
Austin-San Marcos -- $2.881, up 0.1 cent
Beaumont -- $2.873, up 1.1 cent
Corpus Christi -- $2.849, up 1.6 cents
Dallas -- $2.919, down 1.2 cent
Fort Worth -- $2.919, down 0.7 cent
Galveston-Texas City -- $2.928, down 1.2 cent
Houston -- $2.923, down 1.3 cent
San Antonio -- $2.840, up 0.3 cent