Arizona’s Pump Prices Plateau

Prices remain below year-ago averages as holiday approaches

Phoenix, June 20, 2013. This week, Arizona motorists saw pump prices rise a fraction of a cent to $3.488 per gallon. Nationally, prices fell 3.4 cents this week to $3.598 per gallon.

“As gasoline production and distribution concerns have eased, market-watchers have turned a wary eye to tensions in Syria to see if oil prices will be affected,” said Linda Gorman director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “With crude prices starting to settle, Arizona prices should hold the course, barring unforeseen circumstances.”

Current gas prices in Arizona are 6.5 cents lower than last year. This will benefit more than 651,000 Arizonans planning to take to the roads for the Fourth of July holiday, according to AAA’s travel forecast.

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.257 and $3.665 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and Illinois hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.265 and $4.023 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)

$3.503

+1.0

 

+6.0

$3.494

Flagstaff

$3.665

-1.7

-0.9

$3.708

Glendale

$3.500

No change

+5.6

$3.497

Peoria

$3.511

+0.2

+9.1

$3.503

Phoenix (city)

$3.498

+1.1

+5.9

$3.506

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.518

-0.1

-1.9

$3.607

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.592

+1.3

+5.3

$3.595

Tucson

$3.257

+0.1

+8.3

$3.459

Yuma

$3.592

+7.1

+13.1

$3.677

Statewide

$3.488

+0.7

+4.9

$3.553

National

$3.598

-3.4

-5.6

$3.487

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AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report includes data from gas stations across the state. Prices may be higher or lower than the averages displayed. The Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) surveys 100,000 stations daily for unmatched statistical reliability.