State Fuel Average Soars to Four-Month High

Phoenix, Feb. 27, 2014. Arizona pump prices have jumped to multimonth highs. This week, the statewide average increased 4.6 cents to $3.317, while the national average jumped more than a nickel to $3.436 per gallon.

“Despite moving higher over the last 10 days, the statewide average still reflects a substantial year-over-year discount,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “In fact, today’s price is the lowest for this date since 2011.” 

In 2011, Arizona pump prices climbed 31 cents per gallon in February. In 2012, they surged 34 cents over the course of the month. In 2013, prices spiked 50 cents during the same span. With one day left in February, the Arizona average has increased just 8 cents this month.

“Prices have started to exhibit the seasonal increase motorists are used to seeing this time of year,” Gorman said. “While geopolitical tensions or domestic refinery issues exacerbated this run-up each of the last three years, the absence of such catalysts has resulted in a less dramatic increase thus far in 2014.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.227 and $3.448 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.164 and $3.825 per gallon, respectively.


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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.