Gas prices hold steady for holiday travel

Just in time for the holiday weekend, gasoline prices in Houston and most of  the rest of the state were holding steady Friday.

They were up slightly from last week, but well below the prices motorists are paying in the Midwest and even in the Texas Panhandle.

Nationally, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that the average retail price of regular gasoline increased seven cents this week, the second consecutive week that the price of gas increased, to $3.67 per gallon.

Prices were highest in the Midwest, where the price increased 19 cents, to $3.87 per gallon.

Prices rose 11 cents in the Rocky Mountain region, to $3.67 per gallon.

On the West Coast, prices rose a penny, to $3.95, while prices also increased one cent along the East Coast, to $3.49.

And along the Gulf Coast, prices rose three cents, to $3.39 a gallon.


About The Author

Jeannie Kever joined the Houston Chronicle's energy team in September 2012. A native of West Texas, she has been at the Houston Chronicle since 1997, working in the features department for 10 years before moving to the city desk, where she reported on higher education, the 2010 Census and health care before moving to the business desk. She previously worked at the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune, the San Antonio Light, the Longview (Washington) Daily News, the El Paso Times and the San Angelo Standard Times.