Gas Prices Stay the Course

Phoenix, Dec. 12, 2013. The laws of inertia appear to be in effect at the pump this week, both statewide and around the country. The average price of gas in Arizona drifted up a half-cent at $3.152 per gallon, while the national average remained flat at $3.253 per gallon.  

“A stronger economy – both domestically and overseas – has put upward pressure on crude prices,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “In Arizona, price movement over the last several weeks has been a mixed bag, a trend that will likely continue through the end of 2013.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.068 and $3.347 per gallon, respectively. Missouri and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $2.900 and $3.669 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)

$3.099

+0.9

+2.8

$3.209

Flagstaff

$3.347

-1.2

-10.0

$3.552

Glendale

$3.108

+0.9

+1.5

$3.191

Peoria

$3.096

+0.7

+1.1

$3.189

Phoenix (city)

$3.107

+0.8

+1.1

$3.196

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.197

-0.8

-5.7

$3.355

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.187

+2.0

-0.9

$3.323

Tucson

$3.068

-0.4

-1.3

$3.009

Yuma

$3.153

-0.1

-0.4

$3.265

Statewide

$3.152

+0.5

-1.0

$3.237

National

$3.253

+0.1

+7.4

$3.315

 

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