Gas prices keep rising in Arizona, Phoenix metro area pays most

By Kerry Fehr-Snyder
Published: Friday, August 25, 2023 - 8:30am
Updated: Friday, August 25, 2023 - 1:53pm

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.

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