The statewide price of gasoline bumped higher this week, though crude-oil prices have settled below $100 a barrel and gas prices slipped nationally, according to AAA Arizona.

The statewide average price for regular gas rose 2.3 cents in the past week to $3.21 per gallon on Thursday. The national average fell 1.8 cents in a week to $3.31 per gallon.

Tucson has the state's lowest average gas price, up 2 cents for the week at $3.13 per gallon on Thursday. Flagstaff had the state's highest average gas price at $3.34 per gallon.

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