Arizona gasoline prices climb for 6th week in row

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Posted: Feb 03, 2012 10:47 AM
Arizona gasoline prices climb for 6th week in row

Gasoline prices in Arizona are higher at the pumps again for the sixth consecutive week.

Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average price around the state for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.40 a gallon at the pumps. That's up by nearly 5 cents from last week.

This week's national average is $3.45 per gallon, an increase of almost 8 cents.

AAA analysts say pump price increases are being fueled by reports of refineries cutting production in the face of anemic demand.

Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.25 a gallon while Scottsdale has the highest price at $3.50.

Wyoming has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $2.99 a gallon with New York having the highest at $3.77 a gallon.