Pump Prices Show No Love to Motorists

Arizona escapes the hate with just a tiny decrease

Phoenix, Feb. 13, 2014. Love might be in the air, but it’s certainly not showing at gas stations around the nation this week. The national average leaped almost 6 cents to $3.327 per gallon, while Arizona’s pump prices declined just a fraction this week to $3.239.

“Crude oil prices had been relatively stable to begin the year; however, this week marks the first time since Oct. 18 that crude has settled above the $100 threshold,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “Unfortunately for motorists, in the coming weeks, prices are expected to rise due to seasonal factors.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.133 and $3.345 per gallon, respectively. Montana and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.057 and $3.669 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)

$3.230

+1.1

+2.2

$3.513

Flagstaff

$3.345

-1.8

+1.9

$3.512

Glendale

$3.241

+1.4

+2.9

$3.537

Peoria

$3.229

+1.9

+2.8

$3.519

Phoenix (city)

$3.240

+0.4

+2.3

$3.522

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.227

+1.8

+2.5

$3.444

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.334

-0.4

+4.3

$3.587

Tucson

$3.133

-0.8

-3.6

$3.235

Yuma

$3.285

+2.2

+4.1

$3.582

Statewide

$3.239

-0.2

+0.9

$3.471

National

$3.327

+5.7

+1.9

$3.618

 

 

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.