Crude Behavior Makes Prices Skyrocket

Arizona sees fuel fly up almost a dime 

Phoenix, July 18, 2013. Fuel prices haven’t made summer much of a vacation this week, with the statewide average jumping almost 10 cents to $3.55 per gallon. Nationally, prices jumped more than 15 cents to $3.669 per gallon. 

“Elevated crude oil costs have pressured gasoline prices higher across the country, and finally made their way to Arizona this week,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “Until crude prices subside or retail prices catch up to wholesale prices, this is a trend that is likely to continue in the near future.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.388 and $3.729 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.333 and $4.039 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)

$3.548

+13.1

+6.6

$3.242

Flagstaff

$3.729

+3.1

+9.4

$3.534

Glendale

$3.554

+11.4

+5.6

$3.255

Peoria

$3.557

+13.5

+7.0

$3.260

Phoenix (city)

$3.539

+10.8

+5.8

$3.254

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.550

+5.5

+3.4

$3.371

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.607

+5.6

+1.6

$3.355

Tucson

$3.388

+15.3

+14.2

$3.225

Yuma

$3.633

+6.1

+5.9

$3.463

Statewide

$3.550

+9.6

+7.6

$3.323

National

$3.669

+15.1

+6.2

$3.426

 

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.

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