AZ Gas Prices Rise Sharply Featured

The AZ gas price declines are abruptly over.

Big Idea

  • Arizona average gas prices rise 12.2¢ in last week
  • Phoenix takes huge hit of 20.5¢ increase, $1.12/g higher than a year ago
  • Additional price spikes could be on the way
  • Refinery issues on west coast have contributed to the spike
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Do NOT assume that gas prices in Phoenix are lower than Prescott

Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 20.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.25/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 25.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.12/g higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 5.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.88 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $3.79/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.00/g, a difference of $1.21/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.04/g while the highest was $5.99/g, a difference of $2.95/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.67/g today. The national average is down 17.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 49.3 cents per gallon 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:
September 26, 2021: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $3.17/g)
September 26, 2020: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.19/g)
September 26, 2019: $3.00/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
September 26, 2018: $2.86/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
September 26, 2017: $2.37/g (U.S. Average: $2.56/g)
September 26, 2016: $2.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.20/g)
September 26, 2015: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
September 26, 2014: $3.23/g (U.S. Average: $3.34/g)
September 26, 2013: $3.30/g (U.S. Average: $3.42/g)
September 26, 2012: $3.70/g (U.S. Average: $3.80/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Arizona- $4.05/g, up 12.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.93/g.
Las Vegas- $4.92/g, up 12.0 cents per gallon from last week's $4.80/g.
Tucson- $3.39/g, down 4.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.43/g. 


"One of the longest gas price declines on record has finally come to an end after 14 weeks, with gas prices shooting up in several regions amidst myriad refinery issues from the West Coast to the Great Lakes and in between," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "I don't know that I've ever seen a wider gamut of price behaviors coast to coast in my career. A slew of unexpected refinery disruptions, including fires and routine maintenance, have seemingly all happened in a short span of time, causing wholesale gas prices to spike in areas of the West Coast, Great Lakes and Plains states - and some of those areas could see prices spike another 25-75 cents per gallon or more until issues are worked out. In addition, as Tropical Storm Ian nears the U.S. coast, some refiners could see limited disruption. As a precaution, GasBuddy has activated its Fuel Availability Tracker for motorists in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Hopefully, disruptions will be very limited due to Ian, but there remain many factors driving prices both up and down across the country."

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 Monday, 26 September 2022 06:08
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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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