Feb. 1: AAA New Mexico weekend gas watch

AAA NEW MEXICO’s WEEKEND GAS WATCH

New Mexico’s average higher than neighboring states

(Albuquerque, New Mexico – February 1, 2008) – New Mexico’s average price per gallon of gasoline is highest in comparison to neighboring states:

New Mexico      $2.966

Colorado        $2.908

Arizona         $2.881

Texas           $2.874

Oklahoma        $2.867

The New Mexico average for regular unleaded gasoline of $2.966 is 2.5 cents more than last week and 85 cents more than last year.  The national average of $2.988 is one penny less than last week and 83 cents more than last year. 

Missouri has the lowest statewide average of $2.802 per gallon, while Hawaii has the highest average of $3.480 per gallon followed by New York with $3.257 per gallon. 

Average prices in Weekend Gas Watch Areas as of 3:01 a.m., February 1, 2008:

        One Week Ago    One Year Ago    Record High Prices     
        01/25/08        02/01/08        Difference      02/01/07        Difference      Date    Price  
National        2.998   2.988   -0.010  2.158   0.830   05/24/2007      3.227  
New Mexico      2.941   2.966   0.025   2.116   0.850   05/24/2007      3.414  
Texas   2.890   2.874   -0.016  2.035   0.839   05/23/2007      3.085  
Albuquerque     2.862   2.901   0.039   2.009   0.892   05/23/2007      3.379  
Las Cruces      2.899   2.902   0.003   2.066   0.836   05/21/2007      3.420  
Santa Fe        2.855   2.948   0.093   2.147   0.801   05/23/2007      3.452  
Flagstaff       3.047   3.050   0.003   2.295   0.755   05/27/2007      3.287  
Tucson  2.836   2.825   -0.011  2.142   0.683   09/09/2005      3.064  
Denver  2.818   2.852   0.034   2.026   0.826   05/22/2007      3.284  
Durango 3.035   3.052   0.017   2.242   0.810   05/27/2007      3.569  
Las Vegas       2.990   2.962   -0.028  2.422   0.540   05/29/2007      3.209  
Amarillo        2.862   2.878   0.016   2.108   0.770   07/13/2007      3.308  
El Paso 2.827   2.832   0.005   2.007   0.825   05/26/2007      3.278  
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