Arizonans’ Vapor Lock on Fuel Prices Ends

Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2014. Arizona finally has joined the rest of the nation with increasing gas prices. This week, the state’s pump prices rose just over 3 cents to $3.27, while the national average shot up 5.6 cents to $3.383 per gallon.

“Unfortunately, the upward trend we experienced this week is likely to continue in the short-term,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “However, with more than half of February already in the books and barring unforeseen circumstances, it is likely that sticker-shock in 2014 will be less severe for motorists than in recent years.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.168 and $3.409 per gallon, respectively. Montana and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.110 and $3.740 per gallon, respectively.



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As an advocacy organization representing the motoring public, AAA offers a variety of free resources to help motorists keep fuel budgets in check, including: 

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.