Gas Price Trends Showing No Relief

Despite 8 cent jump from last month, Arizona holds 6th lowest fuel average in the country


Across the state and country, gas prices have increased for six consecutive weeks. The statewide average is up nearly a half cent to $2.388 per gallon. Nationwide, prices increased almost a penny to $2.602.

“Strong demand coupled with steadily rising oil prices means filling up will continue to cost consumers more this month," said Michelle Donati, spokesperson for AAA Arizona. "However, despite recent gains Arizona maintains one of the lowest fuel averages in the country."

Texas and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $2.359 and $3.354 per gallon. Tucson and San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, Calif. hold the lowest and highest metro average price at $2.286 and $3.481.

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 $2.286 +0.8 +15.0 $2.115
Peoria $2.339 +0.1 +4.9 $2.136
Glendale $2.342 -0.5 +7.4 $2.123
East Valley $2.349 +0.9 +9.9 $2.095
Phoenix $2.356 +1.0 +10.0 $2.120
Yuma $2.366 -2.4 +5.5 $2.194
Sierra Vista-Douglas $2.434 -1.9 +5.8 $2.297
Scottsdale $2.468 +1.2 +6.6 $2.220
Prescott $2.490 -0.7 +1.1 $2.296
Flagstaff $2.537 +0.7 +0.7 $2.426
Lake Havasu-Kingman $2.553 +1.1 +3.5 $2.302
Statewide $2.388 +0.4 +8.0 $2.179
National $2.602 +0.7 +11.0 $2.263 provides comprehensive gas price data and insight to motorists and journalists. The Top Trends page allows visitors to sort data in various ways, including the ability to query gas prices at the state metro level. Each state touts county gas price averages via a state heat map. Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at