Pump Prices Fall Flat, Increases on the Horizon

Phoenix, Feb. 6, 2014. Pump prices continued to trickle down again this week, albeit slightly. The statewide average decreased just a fraction of a penny to $3.241 per gallon. The national average dropped half a cent to $3.270 per gallon.

“This price stabilization is unfortunately expected to be short-lived, as we move into spring refinery maintenance which typically causes temporary price spikes,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona.

“In addition to refinery maintenance, global factors continue to impact pump prices,” Gorman said. “For example, we now export more gasoline, heating oil, and diesel fuel than we import, mainly because these refined products fetch a higher price on the global market. This keeps supply and prices artificially tight in the U.S.” 

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.141 and $3.363 per gallon, respectively. Montana and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.029 and $3.631 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)

$3.219

-0.5

+3.8

$3.354

Flagstaff

$3.363

+0.8

+0.7

$3.423

Glendale

$3.227

+0.2

+4.7

$3.390

Peoria

$3.210

-1.2

+3.5

$3.353

Phoenix (city)

$3.236

-0.3

+4.6

$3.363

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.209

-2.3

+2.2

$3.301

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.338

+0.1

+9.5

$3.449

Tucson

$3.141

-1.7

+1.7

$3.132

Yuma

$3.263

-0.6

+4.1

$3.407

Statewide

$3.241

-0.2

+3.7

$3.331

National

$3.270

-0.5

-4.4

$3.546

 

 

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.

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