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.
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.