Pump Prices in Arizona and the Nation Close the Gap

Prices remain below year-ago averages as holiday approaches

Phoenix, June 27, 2013. As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, pump prices are moving in opposing directions. This week, Arizona motorists saw pump prices rise almost a penny to $3.496 per gallon. Nationally, prices experienced a bit of a free fall, dropping 7 cents this week to $3.528 per gallon.

 

“The majority of Arizona is experiencing price stability, while the national average is continuing to come down from a price surge that hit several states earlier in June,” said Linda Gorman director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “We anticipate prices to remain steady in the short term, but that could change once the driving season starts to ramp up in July.”

The slight increase in prices shouldn’t affect the more than 651,000 Arizonans planning to take to the roads for the Fourth of July holiday, according to AAA’s travel forecast.

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.259 and $3.692 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.218 and $4.041 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)

$3.487

-1.6

 

+1.7

$3.413

Flagstaff

$3.692

+2.7

+0.1

$3.661

Glendale

$3.496

-0.4

+4.3

$3.415

Peoria

$3.485

-2.6

+2.7

$3.440

Phoenix (city)

$3.498

No change

+3.5

$3.432

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.522

-0.4

-0.7

$3.514

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.613

+2.1

+7.4

$3.521

Tucson

$3.259

+0.2

+5.3

$3.394

Yuma

$3.647

+5.5

+18.2

$3.595

Statewide

$3.496

+0.8

+4.4

$3.479

National

$3.528

-7.0

-9.8

$3.383

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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.