Gas prices continue to climb

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - High crudeoil costs have led to rising gas prices across the country, and Arizona isstarting to see the trend.

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

"Until crude prices subside or retail prices catch up to wholesale prices, thisis 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 Flagstaffpumps the highest-costing fuel at nearly $3.73 per gallon.

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

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