Gas prices tick down in Arizona despite national increase

Published: Friday, October 14, 2022 - 1:09pm

Gas prices in Arizona have started to tick down a bit since oil refineries in California went offline for expected and unexpected maintenance.

The state’s average prices have fallen 3 cents since a week ago. The biggest relief came to the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Since areas like Tucson get their oil from Texas, they did not see the same rapid jumps as other parts of the state. 

John Treanor with AAA says a recent global decision has had an impact beyond Arizona. 

"Nationally, though, prices are higher than they were a week ago after OPEC’s decision caused crude oil prices to increase," Treanor said. 

Treanor added the recent Hurricane Ian has had little impact on gas prices as it didn't interrupt operations in the gulf. 

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