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Senator Kelly says ‘Arizonans need relief’ from rising gas prices

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Arizona Senator wants gas prices addressed

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - On November 18, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly wrote a letter addressed to the Biden administration regarding the increasing gas prices in the state.

“Arizonans have been squeezed by elevated gas prices for much of 2021. Our state is currently ranked by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as one of the most expensive markets in gas prices. The pain felt at the pump is an economic hardship for those who commute to work and drive their children to school on a daily basis,” Kelly stated in the letter to Biden. 

Senator Kelly urges the administration to elaborate on possible plans for gas prices, as well as considering working with the state to monitor any price gouging.

“...Arizona needs a clear explanation on what the administration is doing domestically to address gasoline prices in our state right now. This includes considering increasing domestic oil and gas production, safeguarding our energy infrastructure from disruptions in the supply chain, preventing cyber-attacks on refineries and pipelines, and preparing for and mitigating the effects of extreme weather events…,” Kelly continued in the letter. 

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