Rising oil prices cause Arizona gas to creep up again

By Ignacio Ventura
Published: Saturday, July 29, 2023 - 11:42am

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The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas rose up three cents over the past week. Now, the statewide average stands at $3.81.

AAA Arizona spokesperson Julian Paredes said crude oil prices have led to the increase.

“Oil is hovering around $80 a barrel. That’s up $10 just from a few weeks ago. That’s definitely pushing up gas prices pretty much everywhere,” he said.

According to Paredes, the national average for gas is lower at $3.73. He said the higher state gas prices stem from California imports.

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