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Arizona gasoline prices down to 3-month low

PHOENIX – Gasoline prices in Arizona have fallen to a three-month low at
the pumps.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average price around the
state for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.72 a gallon at the pumps. That’s down
by almost 4 cents from last week.

Michelle Donati with Triple-A Arizona attributed the drop in prices to a lack of natural and social disasters worldwide.

“The downward trend we’ve been experiencing the last two months will continue,” she said. “There’s still the situation in North Africa and the Middle East that hasn’t been a factor as of late, but something that could certainly stir back up and have an adverse effect on pricing.”

Another reason for the decrease is the lack of hurricanes affecting coastal oil refineries.

“While this season is anticipated to be less active than the average hurricane season, it only takes one storm to come in a wreak havoc,” said Donati.

This week’s national average is $3.62 per gallon, a decrease of nearly 6 cents
from last week.

Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.60 a gallon while
Flagstaff has the highest at $3.85.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at
$3.24 a gallon with Washington having the highest at $4.28 a gallon.

KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.