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Tucson gas prices lowest in Arizona

Citizen Staff Writer

The Arizona Republic

Tucson drivers continue to pay the state’s lowest price for gas even as gas prices across the state have risen nearly 30 cents from a month ago.

Tucsonans pay an average of $1.77 per gallon, according to AAA Arizona.

The current average in Arizona for regular unleaded is $1.89 per gallon, which is almost 50 cents higher than the national average, according to AAA.

The substantial increase in Arizona is mainly because a supplier, Flying J, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to AAA spokeswoman Linda Gorman. That has forced stations to garner new supply contracts.

In addition to truck stops, Flying J operates oil wells, a pipeline and refineries.

Flagstaff has the highest gas prices in the state, with regular unleaded at $1.97 per gallon.

Arizona’s average premium unleaded prices are also on the rise at $2.09 per gallon, which is 33 cents higher than a month ago.

Prices are likely to stabilize, according to AAA Arizona.

Despite the recent spike, the average price of a gallon of regular in the state is still about a dollar less than a year ago.


AAA Arizona fuel information


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