Weekend gas watch: AAA N.M.

AAA NEW MEXICO’s WEEKEND GAS WATCH

Gasoline Price Rollercoaster

(Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 18, 2008) –Gasoline prices in New Mexico are down this week after rising for the last two weeks.  The national gasoline price average is down this week following three weeks of incline.

The New Mexico average for regular unleaded gasoline of $2.956 is 2.3 cents less than last week and 76.9 cents more than last year.  The national average of $3.033 is 6.2 cents less than last week and 82.4 cents more than last year. 

New Mexico’s average moved from eighth lowest to fifteenth lowest in the nation. Missouri has the lowest statewide average of $2.822 per gallon, while Hawaii has the highest average of $3.481 per gallon followed by New York with $3.301 per gallon.

Average prices in Weekend Gas Watch Areas as of 3:03 a.m., January 18, 2008:

        One Week Ago    One Year Ago    Record High Prices     
01/11/08        01/18/08        Difference      01/18/07        Difference      Date    Price  
National        3.095   3.033   -0.062  2.209   0.824   05/24/2007      3.227  
N. M.     2.979   2.956   -0.023  2.187   0.769   05/24/2007      3.414  
Texas   2.973   2.932   -0.041  2.111   0.821   05/23/2007      3.085  
Albuquerque 2.907   2.888   -0.019  2.100   0.788   05/23/2007      3.379  
Las Cruces    2.959   2.905   -0.054  2.138   0.767   05/21/2007      3.420  
Santa Fe        2.911   2.859   -0.052  2.212   0.647   05/23/2007      3.452  
Flagstaff       3.130   3.118   -0.012  2.371   0.747   05/27/2007      3.287  
Tucson  2.921   2.885   -0.036  2.188   0.697   09/09/2005      3.064  
Denver  2.825   2.823   -0.002  2.103   0.720   05/22/2007      3.284  
Durango 3.014   3.021   0.007   2.309   0.712   05/27/2007      3.569  
Las Vegas     3.098   3.057   -0.041  2.534   0.523   05/29/2007      3.209  
Amarillo        2.963   2.901   -0.062  2.112   0.789   07/13/2007      3.308  
El Paso 2.859   2.844   -0.015  2.114   0.730   05/26/2007      3.278  

AAA New Mexico, LLC, a member of the AAA federation of motor clubs provides members with roadside assistance, insurance and financial products, a full-service travel agency, auto-related services, traffic safety programs and legislative advocacy. Information about these products and services is available on AAA New Mexico’s web site at www.aaa.com.