- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly higher at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.17 a gallon, an increase of 2 cents from last week.

This week’s national average is $2.22 per gallon, up by a nickel from last week.

Triple-A analysts say increased demand and oil costs have helped push prices higher in many parts of the country over the past few weeks and prices may move even higher leading into the summer driving season.

Tucson currently has Arizona’s lowest average gasoline price at $1.97 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.34.

Missouri has the lowest average gas price among states in the continental U.S. at $1.96 a gallon with California the highest at $2.80.

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