Arizona's average gasoline price at $3.57 per gallon; Up by almost 3 cents from last week

Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher at the pumps this week.

Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.57 a gallon. That's up by almost 3 cents from last week.

This week's national average is at $3.68 per gallon, an increase of nearly a penny from last week.

Analysts say gasoline is at its highest nationwide price for early summer in six years.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.37 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.79.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $3.40 a gallon with California having the highest at $4.11 a gallon.