FILE - In this June 11, 2013, file photo, a motorist puts fuel in his car's gas tank at a service station in Springfield, Ill. American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone. AAA says drivers are experiencing "sticker shock" as increased summer demand, unrest in Egypt and production disruptions in the U.S. and other countries push up the price of crude oil and gasoline. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.67 a gallon on Friday, July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:15 am
Pump prices increased again this week by just less than 4 cents, although the state remains one of the cheapest places to purchase fuel.
Triple-A Arizona reports the national average went up by 3.6 cents to $3.461 a gallon. Tucson was at the low end at $3.343 a gallon while Flagstaff remained the most expensive place in Arizona to purchase gas at $3.595 a gallon.
Even with the jump, Arizona is still the ninth-cheapest state to fill the tank. The increase was also almost a penny less than the 4.5 cent increase in the national average, which is up to $3.657 per gallon.
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Friday, April 18, 2014 4:15 am.