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Gas Shortage At Some Arizona Circle Ks Continues

Circle K is continuing to face a shortage of gasoline that has plagued its stations across Arizona for weeks.

The company has blamed its supply chain for the problem.

Michelle Donati with AAA Arizona says part of the reason is there has been a supply slowdown from west Texas and ethanol delivery issues from the Midwest caused by recent storms.

“It’s also likely that other stations might be feeling its squeeze too, especially considering that regional refining capacity is down from 91 percent to 88 percent.”

Prices rose around 9 cents a gallon in the past week in Arizona.

The average price is $2.72 a gallon for regular unleaded fuel — 3 cents above the national average.

After spending seven months as a news intern for KJZZ, Matt Kling returned in January 2019 as a general assignment reporter, mainly on the weekends.Kling’s radio career started when he joined Blaze Radio as freshman at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School. At Blaze Radio he has served as a host, producer and assistant production director. He’s also interned for KTAR before joining KJZZ in 2018.Kling also has extensive work in television production, working as a director, technical director and other positions for Cronkite News and Arizona PBS. Today, Kling serves as a newscast producer for Cronkite News. He anticipates graduation from the Cronkite School in May 2019.When he’s not working, you can find Kling out and about on the town, or in his downtown Phoenix apartment watching his favorite Philadelphia sports teams.