Gas Prices still remain high in Lima region

AAA: 2018 summer driving season could be most expensive in years

Will pause in upward spiral of gas prices continue?

Arizona, AZ, May 7- Average retail gasoline prices in Arizona have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,269 gas outlets in Arizona.

States with the highest average gasoline prices: California ($3.62), Hawaii ($3.59), Washington ($3.29), Alaska ($3.25), Nevada ($3.24), OR ($3.18), Utah ($3.11), Idaho ($3.07), Pennsylvania ($3.01) and CT ($2.99).

Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.81, which is the same as one week ago. According to the Gasbuddy website which tracks gas prices throughout the state, Valero on Morris Avenue is selling a gallon of gas for $2.94. Making the new average $2.79 per gallon.

Meanwhile, the average gas price in the nation is at $2.80.

Oklahoma City- $2.44/g, flat from last week's $2.44/g.

$3.01/g in 2017, $2.63/g in 2016, $3.21/g in 2015, $4.38/g in 2014 and $4.33/g in 2013.

Of the nine states over $3 a gallon, only Pennsylvania is located on the East Coast, but the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Connecticut and NY are close behind.

"In the coming weeks, political tension in the Middle East over a possible renegotiation of Iran's nuclear deal could create some uncertainty in the global crude oil market, and domestic fuel demand could resume its frenetic pace soon", Conde said. The highest average price was in the Ann Arbor area for the second straight week, where it was about $2.91 per gallon.

Additionally, CNN reports, also concerns which President donaldtrump is about to inflict new sanctions on Iran have sent oil prices rising, along with gas rates.

"This week, motorists in IN (+66 cents) have the largest year-over-year gas price difference in the country", AAA reports. "Motorists should expect the national average to drift around in the upper $2 per gallon range for much of the summer". Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 70 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services.

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