While the national average has fallen slightly, Arizona is lagging behind and prices went up here.
- The national average price of gas fell 1.9¢ per gallon
- Arizona’s average gas price rose 4.6¢ per gallon
- Phoenix gas prices have risen even more at 5.8¢ per gallon
- Oil prices fell nearly $10 per barrel, leading to hopes of lower travel prices
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It’s not uncommon for Arizona to lag a couple of weeks behind national trends
(November 22, 2021) - Phoenix gas prices have risen 5.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Gas prices in Phoenix are 31.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.53/g higher than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix is priced at $3.45/g today while the most expensive is $4.39/g, a difference of 94.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $2.99/g while the highest is $4.59/g, a difference of $1.60/g.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.39/g today. The national average is up 2.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.30/g higher than a year ago.
Historical gasoline prices in Phoenix and the national average going back ten years:
November 22, 2020: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.10/g)
November 22, 2019: $3.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
November 22, 2018: $2.87/g (U.S. Average: $2.55/g)
November 22, 2017: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
November 22, 2016: $2.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.13/g)
November 22, 2015: $2.02/g (U.S. Average: $2.07/g)
November 22, 2014: $2.68/g (U.S. Average: $2.82/g)
November 22, 2013: $3.08/g (U.S. Average: $3.22/g)
November 22, 2012: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.43/g)
November 22, 2011: $3.24/g (U.S. Average: $3.33/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Arizona- $3.64/g, up 4.6 cents per gallon from last week's $3.60/g.
Las Vegas- $3.93/g, unchanged from last week's $3.93/g.
Tucson- $3.54/g, up 5.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.49/g.
"With oil prices plunging nearly $10 from the recent peak of $85 per barrel, motorists will start to see gas prices decline nationwide, just in time for Thanksgiving, and the decline could stretch for several weeks," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "It's not impossible- so long as oil prices hold near these levels or continue falling- that the national average could shed 15 to 30 cents per gallon over the coming weeks, while some areas like California could see declines of as much as 25 to 40 cents. While there's reason to be optimistic that the peak of gas prices will soon be behind us, the decline in the price of oil is likely reflecting the possibility of a coordinated global release of oil from strategic reserves. If that doesn't happen, oil could again rally. However, with Covid cases on the rise again reducing global demand, it does seem the most likely outcome will be a drop in gas prices that could last several weeks."
GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA's once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, 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.