Slight Bloat in Prices Statewide No Cause for Gas Pains

Phoenix, Jan. 17, 2013. Arizona gas experienced an uptick in gas prices this week, though both national and statewide averages are well under year-ago price levels. This week, the statewide average rose almost 4 cents to $3.082 per gallon, while the national average dropped almost 2 cents to $3.292 per gallon.

“After weeks of declines, prices are starting to stabilize and reverse course in some areas,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs. “Despite this, there are only a handful of states that hold lower averages than Arizona.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $2.911 and $3.260 per gallon, respectively. Utah and New York hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $2.837 and $3.731 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)

$3.075

+7.5

-4.8

$3.307

Flagstaff

$3.260

-3.7

-24.9

$3.402

Glendale

$3.090

+7.6

-2.9

$3.302

Peoria

$3.078

+7.7

-3.7

$3.274

Phoenix (city)

$3.076

+6.7

-3.4

$3.307

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.066

-3.1

-21.7

$3.307

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.150

+6.4

-11.1

$3.386

Tucson

$2.911

+5.1

-1.7

$3.178

Yuma

$3.115

-0.7

-11.9

$3.409

Statewide

$3.082

+3.6

-6.2

$3.325

National

$3.292

-1.8

+5.6

$3.378

 

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.