Increasing gas prices
to stay in short term

Gasoline prices will keep rising in the short term, according to the latest prediction from AAA Arizona.

The average statewide price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.28 on Friday, up 3 cents from last week, AAA said. The national average shot up more than 5 cents in a week, to $3.39 per gallon.

Tucson had the state’s lowest average gas price at $3.19 per gallon on Friday, up 4 cents from the prior week. Flagstaff had the highest average price, at $3.41 per gallon.