Slight Decrease Pumps Up Arizona Motorists

Phoenix, Jan. 30, 2014. In a welcome change over recent weeks, Arizona motorists saw pump prices edge a bit downward this week. The statewide average decreased 0.3 cents to $3.243 per gallon. The national average dropped more than a penny to $3.275 per gallon.

“Crude oil prices have been relatively flat to begin in the year, and as a result, gasoline prices have been at the whim of regional and local factors,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “There is a good chance that this plateau will be short-lived, and prices may increase. This increase is likely to be the result of refineries beginning to reduce production to conduct seasonal maintenance, which can limit gasoline supplies and cause market uncertainty.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.158 and $3.355 per gallon, respectively. Montana and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.017 and $3.645 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)

$3.224

-0.8

+9.3

$3.227

Flagstaff

$3.355

+1.0

-1.8

$3.319

Glendale

$3.225

+0.3

+8.9

$3.235

Peoria

$3.222

-0.5

+9.3

$3.213

Phoenix (city)

$3.239

+0.1

+9.6

$3.225

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.232

+1.4

+4.2

$3.134

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.337

+1.0

+12.3

$3.299

Tucson

$3.158

-1.9

+7.4

$3.019

Yuma

$3.269

-0.7

+8.6

$3.194

Statewide

$3.243

-0.3

+5.7

$3.193

National

$3.275

-1.2

-4.3

$3.394

 

 

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.