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Gasoline prices in AZ now at $1.98 per gallon

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 16:38:33-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Gasoline prices around Arizona remain under $2 a gallon this week.
    
Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $1.98 a gallon.
    
That's a decrease of half a cent from last week and marks Arizona's lowest gasoline average at the start of a new year since 2009.
    
Triple-A Arizona analysts say the statewide average is expected to remain below $3 per gallon in 2016.
    
This week's national average is $1.99 per gallon, down by less than a penny from last week.
    
Tucson currently has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $1.79 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.17.
    
Missouri has the lowest average gas price among states in the continental U.S. at $1.70 a gallon with California the highest at $2.88.