Despite the price of crude oil falling under $50 per barrel, the price of fuel is relatively flat across the state and country, AAA says.
Arizona’s statewide average gas price rose less than a cent in a week to $2.23 per gallon of regular on Friday, while nationwide, prices dropped about a penny in a week to $2.29 a gallon.
Tucson kept the state’s cheapest gas, as the average price nudged up about a cent in a week to $2.12 per gallon.
Flagstaff had the state’s highest priced gas at an average $2.45.
Arizona could see some “price softening” in the near future due to lower crude prices and a well-supplied market, but prices will likely begin to creep up over the next month due to refinery maintenance and the impending switch to summer-blend gasoline, AAA said.