Local gas prices on the riseBy Iris Routhieaux
For the Douglas Dispatch
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest survey of gas prices, conducted February 20—24, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County jumped from $3.44 to $3.56 over the preceding 2 week period. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price climbed from $3.43 to $3.58 over the same period. Nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration, the price increased from $3.48 to $3.59.
In Benson, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased from $3.56 to $3.65. In Bisbee, the price jumped from $3.45 to $3.62. The price in Douglas increased from $3.43 to $3.53 per gallon. In Huachuca City, the price increased from $3.38 to $3.48. In Sierra Vista, the price increased from $3.39 to $3.55. In Tombstone, the price climbed from $3.39 to $3.62. Willcox saw the price of gas increase from $3.44 to $3.49 per gallon.
A year ago, the nationwide average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, according to EIA, was $3.19, which is 40 cents lower than its current price. At the state level, according to AAA Arizona, the price a year ago was 32 cents lower at $3.26. At the county level, according to the CER survey, the price a year ago was 26 cents lower at $3.30.