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Arizona Gas Prices Expected To Remain High All Summer

Gas prices have soared in 2021, and for Arizona commuters, they are expected to remain high through the summer.

AAA spokesman Aldo Vazquez says those high prices could be tied to concerns about increasing COVID-19 cases. 

“Nationwide, on average, motorists are paying about 15 cents more per fill-up since the beginning of May, and August could prove to be even more expensive if global prices driven by the market concerns of rising COVID case numbers, and how that could affect global demand in the near future," Vazquez said.

Currently, the average price for a gallon of gas in Arizona is just under $3.15. For the week of Aug. 10, 2020, gas prices were at $2.30. 

Jack Johnson joined KJZZ as an intern in May 2021. He is currently a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.At ASU, he has hosted three radio shows on Blaze Radio, the student radio network. Johnson has written for multiple media outlets associated with the school. He works with the Pac-12 livestream crew and does the lead football commentary for Gilbert's Highland High School. He also is the host of the Trail Mix Podcast with Jack Johnson, which can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.He enjoys spending time with his family and being by the ocean, which is not too far from where he was raised in the Bay Area.