Gas Prices Continue to Slide

Arizona fuel average falls below $3.50

 

Phoenix, Aug. 15, 2013. For the third consecutive week, pump prices have fallen. The statewide average decreased almost 5 cents to $3.461 per gallon. Nationally, prices fell a nickel to $3.539 per gallon.

“There is the potential for gas prices to increase in the coming weeks due to possible late-summer hurricanes and accompanying refinery problems,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “However, if no major hurricanes threaten the Gulf Coast and refineries continue to run smoothly, gasoline prices could decline further as the final holiday of the summer approaches.”

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, AAA will release its Labor Day travel forecast. The forecast will provide insight into Arizonan's travel intentions for the final holiday of the summer.

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.327 and $3.710 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.222 and $3.931 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)

$3.395

-6.3

-7.2

$3.332

Flagstaff

$3.710

-3.5

-0.8

$3.587

Glendale

$3.402

-7.1

-8.1

$3.373

Peoria

$3.395

-6.3

-7.8

$3.362

Phoenix (city)

$3.416

-6.9

-5.8

$3.368

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.512

-3.3

-0.4

$3.405

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.512

-7.7

-5.4

$3.405

Tucson

$3.327

-3.7

+1.7

$3.297

Yuma

$3.612

-3.7

+2.8

$3.483

Statewide

$3.461

-4.8

-5.7

$3.407

National

$3.539

-5.0

-9.6

$3.709

 

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.