Spring Swoon: Arizona Pump Prices Drop Yet Again

Phoenix, May 2, 2013. While Arizona pump prices continue to fall to an 11-week low, the nation is not so lucky. This week, the statewide average dropped 4.3 cents to $3.452 per gallon. Even though motorists in every state in the continental U.S. are paying less than $4 per gallon for gasoline, national prices edged up 1.3 cents to $3.525 per gallon.

“Gas prices in much of the country have declined this spring because of lower oil costs, ample refinery production and continued weak demand,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “Production issues and weather are contributing to higher prices at the pump in other parts of the country.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.230 and $3.684 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and Illinois hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.220 and $3.953 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)

$3.437

-4.3

-25.5

$3.817

Flagstaff

$3.684

-3.8

-10.6

$3.945

Glendale

$3.428

-5.4

-25.7

$3.808

Peoria

$3.427

-6.7

-27.2

$3.813

Phoenix (city)

$3.424

-5.0

-26.1

$3.814

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.608

-3.2

-10.3

$3.869

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.564

-5.6

-24.4

$3.913

Tucson

$3.230

-3.8

-20.7

$3.685

Yuma

$3.560

-1.9

-19.3

$3.817

Statewide

$3.452

-4.3

-21.6

$3.826

National

$3.525

+1.3

-11.2

$3.803

 
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.