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Arizonans paying highest gas prices since 2014

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PHOENIX — Arizonans are paying the highest gas prices the state has seen in the last five years.

“We are looking at some of the highest average gas prices for Arizona since 2014,” GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday.

“Gas prices continue to go up. (They) stand about 21 cents a gallon higher statewide than they were last year.”

Arizona’s statewide average price of $3.12 per gallon on Monday topped the national average of $2.88, according to AAA.

Mohave County had the highest average price at $3.28, while Graham County had the lowest at $2.74.

Arizona gas prices increased by 40 cents per gallon in the last month, but DeHaan said an end is in sight.

“I think we could see prices continue to go up for a week or two, but I do think we’re getting closer and closer to hitting that peak price,” he said.

“Some refineries in California that supply the state of Arizona are getting back online … in the next five to 10 days, and that should provide some price relief as well as increased supply.”

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jim Cross contributed to this report. 

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