Seasonal Uptick in Fuel Prices Typical, Says AAA

Phoenix, Jan. 24, 2013. For the second consecutive week, pump prices are moving higher. This week, the statewide average rose almost 4 cents to $3.121 per gallon, while the national average climbed almost 3 cents to $3.321 per gallon.

“Pump prices are continuing to slowly rise in all parts of the country, including Arizona,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “As spring approaches and demand starts to pick up, this type of price movement is typical for this time of year. Looking ahead, the sluggish price rise Arizona motorists have been experiencing over the last two weeks will likely persist.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $2.944 and $3.302 per gallon, respectively. Wyoming and New York hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $2.819 and $3.723 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)

$3.145

+7.0

+13.6

$3.359

Flagstaff

$3.302

+4.2

-12.0

$3.409

Glendale

$3.141

+5.1

+12.9

$3.342

Peoria

$3.135

+5.7

+12.3

$3.339

Phoenix (city)

$3.136

+6.0

+11.4

$3.359

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.072

+0.6

-7.1

$3.363

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.215

+6.5

+4.7

$3.430

Tucson

$2.944

+3.3

+6.4

$3.206

Yuma

$3.131

+1.6

-2.8

$3.431

Statewide

$3.121

+3.9

+5.5

$3.359

National

$3.321

+2.9

+7.4

$3.379

 

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.