Arizona Gas Prices Jump Another 18.2¢ Featured

Prices in Phoenix are 69.3¢ higher than a month ago

Big Idea

  • It’s been a blistering week of gas prices jumping higher and higher
  • More bad news is on the horizon
  • Arizona is over $5/g
  • Prices in Prescott and Yavapai County are lower than those in Phoenix
  • Read more…


Just because Arizona crossed over $5/g, don’t think the higher prices have peaked

(June 6, 2022) - Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 19.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.42/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 69.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $2.32/g higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has risen 11.5 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.62 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $5.09/g at Oak St and N. 44th St., yesterday while the most expensive was $6.09/g at the Shell Station on Buckeye Rd and 16th St., a difference of 100.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $4.13/g in Nogales, while the highest was $6.19/g, (don’t know where that is) a difference of $2.06/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 26.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.85/g today. The national average is up 56.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.81/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:
June 6, 2021: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $3.04/g)
June 6, 2020: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.02/g)
June 6, 2019: $3.14/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
June 6, 2018: $3.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.94/g)
June 6, 2017: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
June 6, 2016: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
June 6, 2015: $2.77/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)
June 6, 2014: $3.53/g (U.S. Average: $3.66/g)
June 6, 2013: $3.47/g (U.S. Average: $3.63/g)
June 6, 2012: $3.65/g (U.S. Average: $3.56/g)



Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Arizona- $5.14/g, up 18.2 cents per gallon from last week's $4.95/g.
Las Vegas- $5.38/g, up 18.0 cents per gallon from last week's $5.20/g.
Tucson- $4.59/g, up 13.1 cents per gallon from last week's $4.46/g. 

“After a blistering week of gas prices jumping in nearly every town, city, state and area possible, more bad news is on the horizon. It now appears not if, but when, we'll hit that psychologically critical $5 national average," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Gasoline inventories continue to decline even with demand softening due to high prices, a culmination of less refining capacity than we had prior to Covid and strong consumption, a situation that doesn't look to improve drastically anytime soon. Nine states have average gas prices that stand beyond the $5 per gallon mark, with more set to join in the days and weeks ahead. In addition, diesel prices also stand at a record high, a second gut-punch to consumers which pushes prices of most goods higher."

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.



How much difference does a state line make? 

In Bullhead City, AZ you can pay as little (?!) as $4.43/g at Sams Club or $4.45/g at FastTrip for gas. Cross over to Needles, CA and pull into the Mobile station, and prepare to pay $6.99/g instead. Yikes! 

In Quartzite, AZ, you’ll pay $4.73/g at Loves, but cross over into CA and pull into the Chevron in Blythe and pay $7.09/g. The highest price in Quartzite is just $5.09/g. 



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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.

Besides keeping people up-to-date on the best local gas prices, GasBuddy also offers other ways to save money at the pump.


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