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Gas prices continue to climb

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

High crude oil costs have led to rising gas prices across the country, and Arizona is starting to see the trend.

Since July 11, the national fuel price average rose more than 15 cents to nearly $3.67 per gallon, according to representatives with AAA Arizona. Arizona fuel prices jumped close to ten cents to $3.55 per gallon on average.

"Until crude prices subside or retail prices catch up to wholesale prices, this is a trend that is likely to continue in the near future," said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona.

Tucson holds the lowest fuel average in Arizona at $3.33 per gallon, and Flagstaff pumps the highest-costing fuel at nearly $3.73 per gallon.

Nationally, South Carolina continues to have the lowest fuel average at $3.33 per gallon. California also keeps its title as having the most expensive fuel in the country, averaging close to $4.04 per gallon.

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