Arizona Gas Prices Climb for Holiday

Drivers to pay the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2015 


As the Thanksgiving travel blitz approaches, gas prices are climbing. But there’s still much for Arizonans to be thankful for, as the statewide average is the 13th lowest in the country. This week, the statewide average increased 1.2 cents to $2.409 per gallon. Nationwide, prices climbed 0.4 cents to $2.562 per gallon.

“Strong demand for gasoline coupled with the lingering impact of recent months’ hurricanes will lead drivers to pay the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2015,” said Michelle Donati, communications manager for AAA Arizona. “This won’t stop the more than 844,000 Arizonans who are planning a holiday road trip next week. This is the highest number of Arizonans to hit the road for Thanksgiving since 2005.”

Alabama and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $2.271 and $3.228 per gallon.

Arizona metro prices are listed from lowest to highest in the chart below.

City Today’s price Change from last week Change from last month Last year’s price
Tucson  $2.306  +2.2  -2.9  $2.019
East Valley  $2.334  +1.7  +1.9  $2.089
Glendale  $2.348  +0.9  +1.9  $2.108
Phoenix  $2.354  +2.2  +2.0  $2.099
Peoria  $2.383  +1.8  +1.8  $2.102
Yuma  $2.412  +2.5  +10.9  $2.160
Prescott  $2.435  -0.1  +2.5  $2.196
Scottsdale  $2.440  +2.1  +0.6  $2.214
Flagstaff  $2.633  +1.0  +5.2  $2.360
Statewide  $2.409  +1.2  +2.0  $2.149
National  $2.562  +0.4  +9.1  $2.149

AAA’s Gas Prices website is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. The website 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 up to 120,000 stations are surveyed in cooperation with WEX, Inc. for unmatched statistical reliability.