State Pump Prices Inch Upward

Phoenix, Jan. 16, 2014. Our temperatures aren’t the only thing rising. Arizona motorists experienced another slight increase at the pumps again this week. The statewide average crept up another 2.3 cents this week to $3.237 per gallon. The national average shed half a cent to $3.302 per gallon.

“Though we have seen minor increases over the last few weeks, it’s not unusual to see prices drift in one direction or another this time of year, said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. "We are not anticipating a major price shift in either direction in the short-term, barring unforeseen circumstances.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $3.178 and $3.357 per gallon, respectively. Montana and Connecticut hold the lowest and highest average prices for the lower 48 states at $3.021 and $3.687 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)

$3.215

+1.9

+12.4

$3.067

Flagstaff

$3.357

+1.9

+1.3

$3.291

Glendale

$3.218

+3.0

+11.4

$3.082

Peoria

$3.215

+2.6

+13.4

$3.079

Phoenix (city)

$3.224

+1.6

+11.9

$3.079

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)

$3.213

+2.0

+4.2

$3.066

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)

$3.302

+3.7

+10.9

$3.139

Tucson

$3.178

+4.9

+11.8

$2.918

Yuma

$3.259

+2.1

+11.0

$3.113

Statewide

$3.237

+2.3

+9.8

$3.084

National

$3.302

-0.5

+0.8

$3.294

 

 

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.