IRVING, Texas (AP) Retail gasoline prices across Texas have risen slightly as the New Year approaches.

AAA Texas on Monday reported the average statewide gallon price at the pump for regular unleaded is $3.12, up from $3.05 late last week. Nationwide gasoline prices rose 6 cents to $3.31 per gallon.

Drivers in Texarkana are paying the most for gas this week, at $3.15. Amarillo's gas is the state's cheapest, at $2.98 which is still a 9 cent jump from last week.

The association says demand for gas has stayed high through the holiday travel period. It says 9 out of 10 travelers this season are taking their vehicles instead of an airplane, bus or cruise ship.