From AP REPORTS

HOUSTON — Retail gasoline prices rebounded upward statewide this week, according to a weekly survey.

The average price of regular self-serve across the state climbed 2 cents from last week to $2.69 per gallon, according to the AAA Texas gas price survey released Friday. The national average rose 4 cents to $2.81 per gallon.

“Now that the summer driving season is over and the seasonal, cleaner fuel requirements will be ending in many locations, refiners should begin to have an easier time supplying fuel,” said auto club spokeswoman Rose Rougeau. “Consumers will have to wait and see if that translates into lower prices at the pumps.”

Amarillo remained the Texas city with the most expensive gas; its average price rose 4 cents to $2.97. Houston had the cheapest gas this week at $2.59 per gallon. That’s virtually unchanged from last week.

These are average per-gallon prices of regular, self-serve gasoline in Texas metro areas and the change from last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch released Friday:

Dallas - $2.639, up 2.2 cents

Fort Worth - $2.636, up 2.2 cents

Galveston-Texas City - $2.614, up 0.3 cent

Houston - $2.594, up 0.8 cent

San Antonio - $2.688, up 1.9 cents

Texarkana (Texas only) - $2.703, up 3.9 cents