Rapid rise of gas prices slows somewhat in Texas

IRVING, TX The weekly AAA Texas gasoline price survey released Thursday says the average price of regular unleaded gas increased by a penny to $3.76 in the past week.

The agency says the slight jump ended a monthlong streak of increases of at least 10 cents per gallon. The average price of gasoline in Texas is $1.01 higher than it was a year ago.

Houston had the biggest increase at 3 cents per gallon. The most expensive gas among the 11 cities surveyed is $3.79 in Dallas and Fort Worth. The least expensive is San Antonio at $3.68.

State prices are generally 20 cents shy of record levels from the summer of 2008.

The national average is $3.84.

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