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Gasoline prices up but Beaumont average is lowest in Texas

BEAUMONT - The average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Beaumont is the lowest among larger Texas cities,according to the AAA Texas survey released Thursday.



The Beaumont average is $3.02, up 3 cents from last week. The state average is $3.07, up 4 cents. The national average is $3.26, up 3 cents


Houston, Texas – From AAA Texas - Many travelers are still out for the holidays and may be through New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2013.  This week the statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas increased four cents and is $3.07, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  Motorists in Texarkana are paying the most on average at $3.12, and drivers in Beaumont are paying the least at $3.02.



The average price for fuel in the Lone Star State is 19 cents less than the national average of $3.26.  Whether gas prices continue to rise or again turn lower will be impacted by action, or inaction, in Washington surrounding the “fiscal cliff.” If a deal is reached before the end-of-year deadline it will likely be seen as positive for the U.S. economy, which could send crude prices and gas prices higher.  If a deal is not reached, markets are likely to slump and gas prices could go even lower.



In addition to watching winter gas prices, AAA Texas reminds winter travelers to stay safe on the road.  Motorists will encounter a variety of winter road conditions as they make their way home. 



AAA Texas recommends motorists follow the simple guidelines below:



Plan ahead.
Clear your windows, head lights, tail lights, mirrors, roof, trunk, and hood before driving.
Take it slow.
Focus only on driving.
Get your car serviced for winter conditions.
Keep a winter emergency kit in your car.

 


“As travelers return home from the holidays and prepare for the New Year, please remember to plan ahead and focus only on driving as you may encounter wintry weather on the road,” said AAA Texas/New Mexico Representative Sarah Schimmer.  “Our wish is for everyone to arrive home safely after their holiday journeys.”


 


To help consumers identify quality auto repair shops that can assist in the maintenance and repair of their vehicles, AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. AAA-approved repair facilities meet and maintain high professional standards for training, equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local auto repair facilities, or search for a nearby AAA-approved shop online at AAA.com/Repair.


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Area



Current 12/27/12



12/19/12



Difference



Year Ago 12/27/11



Difference



Record High Date



Record High Price




National



$3.26



$3.23



0.03



$3.23



0.03



07/17/08



$4.11




State



$3.07



$3.03



0.04



$3.05



0.02



07/17/08



$3.98




Amarillo



$3.08



$3.10



-0.02



$3.06



0.02



07/16/08



$3.98




Austin-San Marcos



$3.07



$3.04



0.03



$3.04



0.03



07/17/08



$3.97




Beaumont



$3.02



$2.99



0.03



$3.03



-0.01



07/16/08



$4.00




Corpus Christi



$3.03



$3.04



-0.01



$2.99



0.04



07/15/08



$3.96




Dallas



$3.05



$2.99



0.06



$3.03



0.02



07/16/08



$3.98




El Paso



$3.05



$3.08



-0.03



$2.96



0.09



07/17/08



$3.97




Ft. Worth



$3.05



$2.98



0.07



$3.03



0.02



07/16/08



$3.97




Galveston



$3.03



$2.99



0.04



$3.03



0.00



07/14/08



$3.97




Houston



$3.06



$3.02



0.04



$3.03



0.03



07/17/08



$3.96




San Antonio



$3.05



$3.02



0.03



$3.00



0.05



07/16/08



$3.96




Texarkana



$3.12



$3.02



0.10



$3.09



0.03



07/17/08



$3.98


 


Gasoline prices up but Beaumont average is lowest in Texas

Friday, December 28 2012, 05:28 PM CST
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