Halle-fuel-jah! Arizona among Top 10 in Pump Price Drops


Phoenix, Dec. 13, 2012. With a 9-cent tumble over the past week, Arizona has muscled its way onto AAA’s list of the biggest price declines in the country. The statewide average fell to $3.219 per gallon, while nationwide prices slid almost 8 cents to $3.301 per gallon.


“Arizona’s average has fallen well below the nation’s and is within a nickel of the statewide average a year ago,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “With continued lackluster demand, supplies have become plentiful and we anticipate seeing prices continue their downward trend.”


Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $2.996 and $3.514 per gallon, respectively. Missouri and New York hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.019 and $3.784 per gallon, respectively.



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As an advocacy organization representing the motoring public, AAA offers a variety of free resources to help motorists keep fuel budgets in check, 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.


*The BTU-adjusted price of E-85 is the nationwide average price of E-85 adjusted to reflect the lower energy content as expressed in British Thermal Units. The BTU-adjusted price is calculated and displayed as part of AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report because according to the Energy Information Administration, E-85 delivers about 25 percent fewer BTUs by volume than conventional gasoline. Because “flexible fuel” vehicles can operate on conventional fuel and E-85, the BTU-adjusted price of E-85 is essential to understanding the cost implications of each fuel choice for consumers.


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.