PHOENIX (AP) -- Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the eighth consecutive week.
Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.14 a gallon. That's almost a nickel lower than last week.
This week's national average is at $3.19 per gallon, down by nearly 3 cents from the previous week.
Triple-A analysts say Arizona's average gasoline price remains at a nine-month low.
The East Valley area - which includes Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction and Queen Creek - has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.05 a gallon. Flagstaff has the highest at $3.42.
Missouri has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $2.84 a gallon with California having the highest at $3.60 a gallon.