Nation’s Deep Freeze Thaws Gas Prices

Arizona still experiences jump at the pump

Phoenix, Jan. 9, 2014. Though crude prices again have settled below $100 a barrel, Arizona motorists still have seen an increase over last week. The statewide average has risen 2.3 cents this week to $3.214 per gallon. The national average fell 1.8 cents to $3.307 per gallon.

“After trading above $100 a barrel, prices have declined to the low-$90 range,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “As such, prices should start to settle in Arizona in the near future, barring unforeseen circumstances.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.129 and $3.338 per gallon, respectively. Montana and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.023 and $3.707 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)

$3.196

+3.6

+10.6

$2.993

Flagstaff

$3.338

-2.8

-1.6

$3.297

Glendale

$3.188

+1.7

+8.4

$3.013

Peoria

$3.189

+3.0

+11.7

$3.008

Phoenix (city)

$3.208

+3.9

+11.0

$3.013

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.193

+0.7

-0.8

$3.103

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.265

+3.1

+8.6

$3.099

Tucson

$3.129

+2.1

+5.1

$2.864

Yuma

$3.238

+5.2

+8.6

$3.124

Statewide

$3.214

+2.3

+7.5

$3.047

National

$3.307

-1.8

+4.8

$3.304

 

 

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.