AZ Gas Prices Still Very High Featured

Gas prices are rising across the US.

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  • Lowest gas price in AZ? Bullhead City. 
  • A year ago, the prices were about ⅓ lower - and we thought those were high!
  • New records continue to be set on a near daily basis
  • No reason to expect lower prices soon
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”...there isn't much reason to be optimistic that we'll see a plunge any time soon.”

(May 16, 2022) - Average gasoline prices in Phoenix are unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.88/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 26.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.72/g higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has risen 3.0 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.55 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $4.59/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.59/g, a difference of 100.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.97/g while the highest was $5.99/g, a difference of $2.02/g.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.46/g today. The national average is up 39.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.43/g higher 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:
May 16, 2021: $3.16/g (U.S. Average: $3.03/g)
May 16, 2020: $2.12/g (U.S. Average: $1.87/g)
May 16, 2019: $3.19/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
May 16, 2018: $2.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.90/g)
May 16, 2017: $2.24/g (U.S. Average: $2.33/g)
May 16, 2016: $2.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
May 16, 2015: $2.81/g (U.S. Average: $2.70/g)
May 16, 2014: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)
May 16, 2013: $3.45/g (U.S. Average: $3.60/g)
May 16, 2012: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.73/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Arizona- $4.73/g, unchanged from last week's $4.73/g.
Las Vegas- $5.13/g, unchanged from last week's $5.13/g.
Tucson- $4.48/g, unchanged from last week's $4.48/g. 

“Those filling their tanks last week saw another jolt at the pump, as both gasoline and diesel prices continued their multi-week rally," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "New records continued to be set on a near daily basis as the national average edges even closer to $4.50 per gallon. Prices later this week could be closer to $5 per gallon than $4, as demand continues to edge higher and inventories of both gasoline and diesel continue to decline, temperatures warm and motorists get back outside and we near the Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer driving season. While the increases may start to slow in the days ahead as pump prices catch up to oil, there isn't much reason to be optimistic that we'll see a plunge any time soon."

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 and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on a small fraction of U.S. gasoline 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.
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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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