Raising Arizona: Pump Prices Keep Climbing

Phoenix, Jan. 23, 2014. Though the nation keeps dropping, Arizona motorists experienced another increase at the pumps again this week. The statewide average rose almost a penny to $3.246 per gallon. The national average fell 1.5 cents to $3.287 per gallon.

With the exception of seven states, including Arizona, pump prices across the country have fallen over the last week,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “The current environment does not support continued high prices.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.177 and $3.345 per gallon, respectively. Missouri and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $2.995 and $3.661 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)

$3.232

+1.7

+13.3

$3.132

Flagstaff

$3.345

-1.2

+1.2

$3.301

Glendale

$3.222

+0.4

+11.7

$3.137

Peoria

$3.227

+1.2

+14.3

$3.125

Phoenix (city)

$3.238

+1.4

+12.9

$3.134

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.218

+0.5

+3.1

$3.055

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.327

+2.5

+13.8

$3.211

Tucson

$3.177

-0.1

+11.9

$2.950

Yuma

$3.276

+1.7

+10.5

$3.133

Statewide

$3.246

+0.9

+10.2

$3.117

National

$3.287

-1.5

+2.9

$3.316

 

 

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.