Happy Fuel Year: Gas Prices Expected to Drop In Coming Weeks

01/04/18
Fuel

At $2.49 and $2.31, the national and state gas price averages are the most expensive seen at the start of a new year since 2014, when gas prices were more than $3/gallon. This week, the statewide average fell 1.1 cents to $2.309 per gallon. Nationwide, prices increased 2.4 cents to $2.486.

“With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, drivers can expect gas prices to trend cheaper this month as we are likely to see a significant drop in gasoline demand,” said Michelle Donati, spokesperson for AAA Arizona.

Missouri and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $2.212 and $3.106 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 $2.131 -3.4 -15.8 $2.097
East Valley $2.246 -1.3 -7.2 $2.058
Phoenix $2.255 -0.9 -6.8 $2.065
Glendale $2.276 -1.2 -6.5 $2.072
Peoria $2.291 -0.4 -8.2 $2.062
Yuma $2.298 +1.6 -8.1 $2.179
Sierra Vista-Douglas $2.383 +0.4 -1.5 $2.288
Scottsdale $2.398 -0.6 -4.2 $2.170
Prescott $2.468 -1.1 -5.5 $2.279
Lake Havasu-Kingman $2.491 -1.1 -5.2 $2.278
Flagstaff $2.524 -2.1 -6.7 $2.358
Statewide $2.309 -1.1 -7.5 $2.147
National $2.486 +2.4 +1.0 $2.359


GasPrices.AAA.com provides comprehensive gas price data and insight to motorists and journalists. The Top Trends page allows visitors to sort data in various way, 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 AAA.com/mobile.