Pump Prices Continue Seasonal Surge

Phoenix, Feb. 7, 2013. Pump prices continue to climb after a month of increases. The statewide average rose more than 13 cents to $3.349 per gallon and is within 8 cents of year-ago levels. Nationally, prices also jumped more than 13 cents per gallon to $3.555 per gallon, which is 7 cents above last year.

“Refinery issues, the higher cost of crude oil and a positive economic outlook continued to keep pump prices elevated in Arizona this week,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “As projected last month, this is a trend AAA expects to continue through spring, though we are not anticipating it will continue at this pace.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.143 and $3.434 per gallon, respectively. Wyoming and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $2.993 and $3.988 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)

$3.366

+10.9

+38.3

$3.426

Flagstaff

$3.434

+10

+8.8

$3.452

Glendale

$3.396

+12.6

+40.5

$3.419

Peoria

$3.369

+12.5

+37.9

$3.398

Phoenix (city)

$3.376

+12.1

+38.1

$3.436

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.323

+17.1

+21.8

$3.419

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.474

+14.2

+38.1

$3.528

Tucson

$3.143

+10.3

+28.7

$3.269

Yuma

$3.457

+22.7

+32

$3.475

Statewide

$3.349

+13.2

+31.5

$3.433

National

$3.555

+13.2

+25.5

$3.483

 

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.