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Average gasoline prices rise this week in Arizona to $3.49/gallon

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 5:39 pm | Updated: 8:52 am, Thu Feb 21, 2013.

Arizona motorists are paying more at the pump again this week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.49 a gallon. That’s 14 cents higher than last week.

This week’s national average is $3.62 per gallon, up by more than 7 cents from last week.

Triple-A analysts say the price rise has been propelled since mid-January by regional refinery issues and the approaching switchover to summer-blend gasoline.

Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.25 a gallon while Scottsdale has the highest at $3.60.

Wyoming has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $3.11 a gallon with California having the highest at $4.08 a gallon.

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