A motorist fuels up at a gas station in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Oil prices dropped below $129 a barrel Tuesday, falling sharply on a growing sense that soaring gas and oil prices have cut demand for fuel during the normally busy summer driving season. At the pump, meanwhile, retail gasoline prices rose, but only slightly, leading to renewed speculation that gas may follow the normal seasonal pattern of peaking around Memorial Day and then declining over the summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
No relief in sight to skyrocketing gasoline prices in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) - No relief's in sight from the skyrocketing retail
gasoline prices Texans are paying.
The weekly Triple-A Texas gas price survey released today finds
regular self-serve is averaging $3.84 per gallon. That's up 11
cents from last week. Nationally, the average price rose 12 cents
Auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau (roo-ZHOH') says another
survey finds those prices have prompted more than half of the
Triple-A Texas membership to cut back significantly on the miles
they normally drive. The survey also finds more than two-thirds of
the membership are combining errands to reduce driving.
The most expensive gasoline in Texas is found in Amarillo, where
regular self-serve rose 11 cents to $3.87 per gallon. The cheapest
gas is in Corpus Christi, where the average price rose 6 cents to
$3.79 per gallon.