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Arizona gas prices rose by more than 13¢ per gallon last week

Big Idea

  • Gas prices have risen all over the state
  • There are some refinery issues
  • The transition to summer gas is also starting
  • There is strong concern that the Fed will continue to use interest rates to slow the economy
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 Gas prices have jumped by 13¢ or more throughout Arizona 

Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 17.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.62/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 16.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 15.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 6.9 cents in the last week and stands at $4.45 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $3.14/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.19/g, a difference of $1.05/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.98/g while the highest was $4.99/g, a difference of $2.01/g.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged  in the last week, averaging $3.37/g today. The national average is down 2.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 14.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.



Historical gasoline prices in Phoenix and the national average going back ten years:

  • February 20, 2022: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)
  • February 20, 2021: $2.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
  • February 20, 2020: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
  • February 20, 2019: $2.42/g (U.S. Average: $2.38/g)
  • February 20, 2018: $2.34/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
  • February 20, 2017: $2.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
  • February 20, 2016: $1.53/g (U.S. Average: $1.71/g)
  • February 20, 2015: $2.20/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)
  • February 20, 2014: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.38/g)
  • February 20, 2013: $3.66/g (U.S. Average: $3.77/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

  • Arizona- $3.53/g, up 13.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.40/g.
  • Las Vegas- $4.14/g, up 16.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.98/g.
  • Tucson- $3.27/g, up 11.6 cents per gallon from last week's $3.16/g. 


"Motorists across many areas of the country have seen gas prices inching down for another week, while some states have moved higher. We've seen some refinery challenges in pockets of the country, while others are starting the transition to summer gasoline, weighing on prices. For diesel, the outlook remains bright with prices continuing to fall, " said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Oil prices have softened over the last week, helping to limit any upside at the pump, with strong economic data leading to concern that the Fed will continue to use interest rates to slow the economy. This could weaken demand as we head into the peak summer driving season. For diesel, the great news is that the most common price in the U.S. for diesel is now $3.99 per gallon, with average prices continuing to drop. In the next couple of weeks, diesel will finally flip to deflationary compared to a year ago, which is excellent news for the economy."

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data. GasBuddy's survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at http://prices.GasBuddy.com.



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Last modified on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 02:28
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Patrick De Haan

Patrick De Haan is the head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, and has developed into the leading source for reliable and accurate information on gas price hikes. Recognized as a gasoline price expert, Patrick brings to GasBuddy and our readers all his assets to help consumers by giving reliable and accurate price forecasts.The San Jose Mercury News dubbed Patrick "one of the nation's most accurate forecasters" in 2012.

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