National Prices Spring Upward; Arizona Pump Prices Fall Yet Again

Phoenix, May 9, 2013. Though motorists in most states are paying more today than one week ago, Arizona continues to benefit from lower pump prices. This week, the statewide average dropped 2.3 cents to $3.429 per gallon, while national prices rose 2.4 cents to $3.549 per gallon.

“The recent broader increase in retail gas prices has occurred because of weather issues and increased tension in the Middle East,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “As a result, there may be an uptick in prices at the pump in Arizona but we’re not projecting a major shift in either direction for pump prices in the short term, barring unforeseen circumstances.

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.197 and $3.681 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and Illinois hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.242 and $3.994 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)

$3.409

-2.8

-23.8

$3.785

Flagstaff

$3.681

-0.3

-9.5

$3.898

Glendale

$3.421

-0.7

-22.1

$3.791

Peoria

$3.415

-1.2

-23.6

$3.805

Phoenix (city)

$3.414

-1.0

-21.7

$3.791

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.576

-3.2

-12.2

$3.830

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.536

-2.8

-23.3

$3.887

Tucson

$3.197

-3.3

-19.4

$3.670

Yuma

$3.506

-5.4

-20.8

$3.819

Statewide

$3.429

-2.3

-20.2

$3.802

National

$3.549

+2.4

-20.1

$3.750

 
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.