Ho, Ho, Ho…How Low will Pump Prices Go?

AAA’s Fuel Price Finder reports sub $3 fuel in Arizona


Phoenix, Dec. 6, 2012. Across the state and country, motorists are seeing gas stations decked with lower pump prices. This week, the statewide average moved more than 7 cents lower to $3.309 per gallon. Nationwide, prices dropped 3 cents to $3.379 per gallon.


“Motorists are feeling a little extra holiday cheer after six weeks of falling prices. This is especially true in Tucson, as AAA’s Fuel Price Finder found sub $3 fuel at several stations in the region this week,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “As the remaining days of 2012 unfold, AAA expects this price trend to continue, which should enable retail fuel prices to end the year at a multi-month low.”


Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.075 and $3.611 per gallon, respectively. Missouri and New York hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.111 and $3.846 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: 

  • 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 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.