PHOENIX -- Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are much higher this week.
Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.55 a gallon. That's up by 10 cents from last week.
This week's national average is at $3.66 per gallon, an increase of more than 15 cents from last week.
Analysts say the rise is due to elevated crude oil costs.
Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.38 a gallon while Flagstaff has the highest at $3.72.
South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $3.33 a gallon with California having the highest at $4.03 a gallon.