AAA: It’s Spring Break for Pump Prices

Phoenix, March 7, 2013. After surging 70 cents since the start of the year, Arizona fuel prices have finally started to level off. This week, the statewide average increased 0.8 cents to $3.747 per gallon, although prices have posted daily declines since Monday. Nationally, prices have also continued to ease, shedding 6.3 cents to $3.719 per gallon.

After climbing for 45 consecutive days, Arizona drivers are finally beginning to feel some welcomed relief,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “With spot gasoline prices dropping across the country, it is likely that retail prices will continue to drop in the coming days.”

Tucson and Scottsdale hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.549 and $3.883 per gallon, respectively. Wyoming and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.303 and $4.204 per gallon, respectively.

City

Today’s price

Change from last week

Change from last month

Last year’s price

East Valley
(Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Queen Creek)

$3.783

+0.5

+41.7

$3.879

Flagstaff

$3.790

+1.0

+35.6

$3.805

Glendale

$3.797

+1.2

+40.1

$3.879

Peoria

$3.768

+0.9

+39.9

$3.864

Phoenix (city)

$3.787

+0.9

+41.1

$3.873

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.729

-0.2

+40.6

$3.775

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.883

+2.9

+40.9

$3.926

Tucson

$3.549

+1.7

+40.6

$3.650

Yuma

$3.848

-1.3

+39.1

$3.868

Statewide

$3.747

+0.8

+44.5

$3.823

National

$3.719

-6.3

+18.6

$3.761

 
As an advocacy organization representing the motoring public, AAA offers a variety of free resources to help motorists keep fuel budgets in check, including: 
  • Fuel Price Finder (AAA.com/fuelfinder) locates the lowest fuel price in your area.
     
  • AAA Gas Price Alerts (AAA.com/gasalerts) offers users weekly fuel price text alerts.
     
  • AAA Mobile (AAA.com/mobile) provides directions and plots fuel prices along your travel route.
     
  • AAA’s Member Rewards Visa® Credit Card (AAA.com/financial/AAAvisa.htm) accumulates double points on fuel purchases.

 

AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report includes data from gasoline stations in every Arizona community. Local prices in some communities might be higher or lower than the averages shown here. This service is updated daily by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) with average national, state and local prices for gasoline, diesel and E-85. Every day, more than 100,000 stations are surveyed in cooperation with Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability.