Retail Gasoline Prices Across Texas Up a Penny

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014  |  Updated 2:31 PM CDT
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Retail Gas Prices Across Texas Up a Penny

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MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 15: Gas is pumped into a vehicle September 15, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Gasoline prices rose nearly 5 cents a gallon Monday, bringing the total increase in the three days since Hurricane Ike slammed into Texas to almost 17 cents, according to a nationwide survey. The average price of unleaded regular rose 4.7 cents to $3.842 a gallon, according to the survey released by motorist group AAA. That followed increases of 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday, which was the biggest one-day spike since after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Retail gasoline prices are up a penny this week across Texas as some travelers prepare for spring break.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price per gallon stands at $3.23. Nationwide gasoline prices rose 3 cents to reach $3.47 per gallon.

The survey found Beaumont has the state's cheapest gasoline at $3.16 per gallon. Dallas-Fort Worth has the most expensive gasoline at $3.30 per gallon.

Meanwhile, the travel group's annual survey on Texas spring break travel found nearly two-thirds of those polled -- 64 percent -- plan a leisure trip. Trips are defined as traveling at least 50 miles from home with an overnight stay from March through May.

Austin was voted the top in-state destination for spring break travelers. Out-of-state plans favored New Orleans and Las Vegas.

The poll was conducted Feb. 26 to March 4 and surveyed 533 AAA Texas members. The survey has a plus-or-minus margin of error of 4.2 percent.

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