Coming Soon: Higher Pump Prices

Crude oil exceeds $100 per barrel for first time since May

Phoenix, July 11, 2013. Arizona motorists enjoyed another week of decreases at the pump, but that may be coming to an end. The statewide average dropped almost a penny to $3.454 per gallon. Nationally, prices jumped more than 4 cents to $3.518 per gallon.

"Given the recent spike in oil prices, it's only a matter of time before Arizona fuel prices change direction," said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. "This couldn't come at a worst time for drivers, as we are in the peak of the summer travel season."

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.235 and $3.698 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.190 and $3.982 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)

$3.417

-2.8

-5.7

$3.275

Flagstaff

$3.698

+2.3

+1.6

$3.57

Glendale

$3.440

-0.7

-4.6

$3.292

Peoria

$3.422

-1.5

-6.5

$3.305

Phoenix (city)

$3.431

-2.0

-4.3

$3.290

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.495

-1.4

-2.9

$3.439

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.551

-1.7

-1.2

$3.412

Tucson

$3.235

-0.4

-1.7

$3.275

Yuma

$3.572

-0.8

+4.8

$3.486

Statewide

$3.454

-0.7

-1.6

$3.358

National

$3.518

+4.1

-11.5

$3.383

 

Win a Year’s Supply of Gas
AAA Insurance wants to keep one lucky Arizonan’s gas tank full for a year. Through October 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.

As a go-to automotive resource, AAA offers a variety of automotive solutions, including: 

  • 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 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.