Downward Momentum Continues at the Pump

Phoenix, April 4, 2013. Motorists are continuing to see some relief at the pump. This week, the statewide average dropped more than 2 cents to $3.661 per gallon. Nationally, prices shed nearly a penny to $3.636 per gallon.

“While the state fuel average only fell a couple of cents this week, motorists are continuing to see month- and year-ago margins increase,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “As far as drivers are concerned, any downward movement at the pump is movement in the right direction.”

Tucson and Scottsdale hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.429 and $3.801 per gallon, respectively. Wyoming and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.347 and $4.046 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)

$3.680

-3.2

-11.0

$3.907

Flagstaff

$3.788

-0.2

-0.5

$3.965

Glendale

$3.678

-3.3

-11.5

$3.896

Peoria

$3.682

-2.4

-8.9

$3.894

Phoenix (city)

$3.671

-3.7

-12.1

$3.904

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.711

-0.3

-3.3

$3.878

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.801

-2.6

-7.5

$3.994

Tucson

$3.429

-2.9

-11.7

$3.725

Yuma

$3.744

-0.9

-10.8

$3.967

Statewide

$3.661

-2.1

-8.9

$3.892

National

$3.636

-0.9

-10.1

$3.928

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.