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Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher this week

Posted at 4:35 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 19:51:57-04

Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher at the pumps this week and remain at the highest level so far this year.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.30 per gallon, up by nearly 3 cents from last week.

This week's national average is $2.41 per gallon, an increase of more than a penny from last week.

Triple-A analysts say Arizona's rising fuel prices are led by the switch over to more expensive summer-blend gasoline and increased driving demand.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.19 a gallon with Flagstaff the highest at $2.51.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas price among states in the continental U.S. at $2.13 a gallon and California the highest at $3.01 per gallon.