Pump Prices Fall for Sixth Straight Week

Phoenix, April 18, 2013. Pump prices across the state and country continued their downward trend this week. Arizona’s average shed 6 cents from last week to $3.559 per gallon. Nationally, prices are more than a nickel lower than last week at $3.512 per gallon.  

“Pump prices in April continue to fall, not just because of weak demand data and signs of economic weakness but because oil prices have also moved sharply lower,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “AAA projects prices will continue to fall as we move into May, barring unforeseen circumstances.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.323 and $3.778 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.285 and $3.962 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)

$3.551

-8.0

-20.0

$3.877

Flagstaff

$3.778

-1.3

-2.3

$3.979

Glendale

$3.562

-6.0

-20.0

$3.878

Peoria

$3.579

-5.9

-16.8

$3.871

Phoenix (city)

$3.545

-6.5

-20.7

$3.870

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.678

-1.2

-3.8

$3.889

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3. 680

-6.6

-18.5

$3.976

Tucson

$3.323

-5.8

-18.4

$3.713

Yuma

$3.647

-2.0

-16.5

$3.912

Statewide

$3.559

-6.0

-16.0

$3.874

National

$3.512

-5.2

-18.0

$3.899

 

As an advocacy organization representing the motoring public, AAA offers a variety of free resources to help motorists keep fuel budgets in check, including: 

  • Fuel Price Finder (AAA.com/fuelfinder) locates the lowest fuel price in your area.
     
  • AAA Gas Price Alerts (AAA.com/gasalerts) offers users weekly fuel price text alerts.
     
  • AAA Mobile (AAA.com/mobile) provides directions and plots fuel prices along your travel route.
     
  • AAA’s Member Rewards Visa® Credit Card (AAA.com/financial/AAAvisa.htm) accumulates double points on fuel purchases.

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.