Gas prices keep rising in Arizona, Phoenix metro area pays most
Gas prices continue to climb in Arizona. And the most pain at the pump is in the Valley.
AAA Arizona spokesman Julian Paredes said the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas rose 6 cents over the past week to an average of $4.25. That’s 41 cents above the national average of $3.84
"We’re right in the middle of hurricane season on the East Coast," Paredes said. "There is a lot of concern about that. So, nationwide gas prices might be going up and down.
"Also, like Texas they’re kind of in the middle of a heat wave, too. That might trickle down to Arizona. So, things might be going up and down for a little bit."
He also blamed Tropical Storm Hilary for the local bump in prices.
The most expensive gas in Arizona is in Maricopa County at $4.48 a gallon, while the cheapest is in Greenlee County at $3.80.