KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Gas Prices Up Slightly, But Downturn Expected

Arizonans are paying more at the gas pump again this week. Stephanie Dembowski of AAA Arizona says prices are up just over two cents in the last week to $3.24 a gallon.  Nationally, prices were up a half-cent to $3.30.

However, Dembowski says declining demand and lower crude oil prices should begin to push prices down again soon.

“We’re not anticipating a major price shift in either direction in the short term," Dembowski said. "You know the price of crude is in the low $90-per-barrel range, so hopefully we’ll start to see pump prices correct themselves and start to head in the opposite direction.”

Flagstaff drivers continue to pay the state’s highest prices at $3.36 a gallon, while those in Tucson are paying the least, at $3.18. Dembowski says despite the weekly price increase, the general trend is toward stable prices.

In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He did that for KJZZ listeners from 1996 to 2016. Dennis retired in 2016.