HOUSTON (AP) - Retail gasoline prices across Texas have jumped 4 cents this week as motorists continue traveling during the holidays, some to New Year's gatherings.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump is $3.09 per gallon. The association says gasoline prices nationwide are also up 4 cents, reaching $3.25 per gallon.

AAA Texas says Texarkana has the highest average price statewide for gasoline, at $3.13 a gallon. El Paso has the cheapest gasoline, at an average $2.97 per gallon.

The association says the current statewide average is 19 cents higher than it was during the same time last year, but 80 cents lower than the record high for Texas 2011, which was $3.98 set in mid-May.