Houston Community News >> Houston High Gas Prices

7/7/2006 Houston -- Retail gasoline prices were up for a second straight week across Texas after crude oil prices reached record highs, according to a AAA Texas gasoline price survey released Friday.

The weekly survey found regular, self-serve gasoline averaging $2.85 per gallon across Texas, up about 5 cents from last week and 62 cents from last year's average. The national average for regular, self-serve was $2.94 per gallon, up 6 cents from last week.

"With the price of crude oil reaching an all-time record high of $75.19 this week and demand for motor fuel remaining strong this summer, retail gasoline prices are only a few cents away from the record highs reached following Hurricane Katrina last year," said auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau.

The cheapest gas in Texas was in Corpus Christi, where it averaged $2.70 per gallon, up 11 cents from last week. The costliest gas was in Houston, where it averaged $2.93 per gallon, up 4 cents from last week.

(Contributed by AP)