Arizona gas prices drop to 6-month low

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PHOENIX -- Arizonans continue to experience lower prices at the pump as the price of fuel dropped to a six-month low.

Statewide, the average fuel price is $2.686 per gallon, a drop of 1.6 cents from last week, according to AAA. Nationwide, prices increased 0.4 cents from last week to $2.685 per gallon.

"The passing of Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer driving season," said Linda Gorman, communications and public affairs director for AAA Arizona. "However, this summer has been anything but traditional with significantly high crude supplies and fragile demand."

According to AAA, the price of fuel in Arizona dropped for the fourth straight week.

"While Arizona's fuel prices have dropped consistently over the last month, it's difficult to gauge how much longer this trend may continue as the price of crude has settled in the mid-$70 range and several parts of the country are already experiencing pump price plateaus."

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the state low and high fuel averages at $2.493 and $2.936 per gallon, respectively. In the lower 48 states, South Carolina and California hold these extremes at $2.460 and $3.033 per gallon, respectively.

Motorists can visit www.AAAaz.com for fuel price information and saving tips.

To locate the cheapest gas in your neighborhood, check azfamily.com's Gas Tracker.