Arizona Pump Prices Start to Tighten

Arizona currently holds sixth lowest fuel price in the country

Phoenix, Sept. 5, 2013. Arizona gas prices are on the decline for the sixth consecutive week, a trend that might not last much longer. This week, the statewide average shed 0.2 cents to $3.390 per gallon. Nationally, prices rose 2.3 cents to $3.587 per gallon.

“The end of the summer driving season generally signals lower gas prices,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “However, given current market factors, including escalating tensions in Syria, that may not be the case this year. At this point, it’s too soon to tell.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.281 and $3.646 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.279 and $3.946 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)

$3.331

+1.2

-15.9

$3.648

Flagstaff

$3.646

-2.2

-9.4

$3.823

Glendale

$3.326

-0.1

-18.0

$3.656

Peoria

$3.328

+0.8

-16.0

$3.646

Phoenix (city)

$3.327

-0.1

-18.1

$3.659

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.463

-0.9

-7.4

$3.653

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.429

-1.6

-18.9

$3.715

Tucson

$3.281

+0.7

-10.3

$3.586

Yuma

$3.424

-0.5

-24.5

$3.777

Statewide

$3.390

-0.2

-13.5

$3.677

National

$3.587

+2.3

-2.1

$3.824

 

Win a Year’s Supply of Gas

AAA Insurance wants to keep one lucky Arizonan’s gas tank full for a year. Through Oct. 15, 2013, consumers who obtain an auto, home or life insurance quote will be entered to win a year’s supply of gas. Monthly drawings will also be held for a $500 gas card. For more information or to enter the sweepstakes, visit AAA.com/sweepstakes.

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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.