Pump Prices are a Royal Pain

Arizona prices expected to crown in the coming weeks

Phoenix, July 25, 2013. Arizona motorists experienced another crude awakening this week, with the statewide average jumping almost 3 cents to $3.578 per gallon. Nationally, prices fell more than a penny to $3.655 per gallon. 

“Though pump price increases appear to be slowing, crude prices remain north of $100 a barrel,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “Arizona remains in a better position than many other states. Several regions of the country are currently facing other factors, such as production issues, in addition to higher crude costs.”

Last week, the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures revealed a statewide audit that showed a 17 percent non-compliance rate at gas pumps across Arizona. The department discovered more than 4,700 gas pump violations and issued civil penalties. As an advocate for the motoring public, AAA supports the agency’s efforts for the gas industry to make sure pumps are properly calibrated to ensure motorists get what they pay for.

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.409 and $3.757 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and Connecticut  hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.331 and $4.030 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)

$3.587

+3.9

+8.9

$3.216

Flagstaff

$3.757

+2.8

+6.8

$3.522

Glendale

$3.580

+2.6

+6.3

$3.230

Peoria

$3.588

+3.1

+9.5

$3.233

Phoenix (city)

$3.571

+3.2

+6.6

$3.223

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.575

+2.5

+4.7

$3.347

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.652

+4.5

+3.2

$3.342

Tucson

$3.409

+2.1

+14.7

$3.189

Yuma

$3.664

+3.1

+1.8

$3.456

Statewide

$3.578

+2.8

+7.8

$3.300

National

$3.655

-1.4

+10.1

$3.485

 

Win a Year’s Supply of Gas

AAA Insurance wants to keep one lucky Arizonan’s gas tank full for a year. Through Oct. 15, 2013, consumers who obtain an auto, home or life insurance quote will be entered to win a year’s supply of gas. Monthly drawings will also be held for a $500 gas card. For more information or to enter the sweepstakes, visit AAA.com/sweepstakes.

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AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report includes data from gas stations across the state. Prices may be higher or lower than the averages displayed. The Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) surveys 100,000 stations daily for unmatched statistical reliability.