AZ Gas Prices Rise This Week Featured

Gas prices higher than a week ago.

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  • Gas prices in Arizona higher than last week 
  • The lowest price in AZ is $3.19 as of Monday
  • Refinery outages caused by cold weather over the Christmas week are affecting prices
  • Diesel is a bit lower this week
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 Prices are rising for a gallon of gas nationwide

Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 12.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.43/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 39.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 22.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 2.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.64 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $2.99/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.23/g, a difference of $1.24/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $2.69/g while the highest was $5.09/g, a difference of $2.40/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.25/g today. The national average is unchanged  from a month ago and stands 3.6 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:


January 9, 2022: $3.66/g (U.S. Average: $3.29/g)
January 9, 2021: $2.35/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
January 9, 2020: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.60/g)
January 9, 2019: $2.62/g (U.S. Average: $2.24/g)
January 9, 2018: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.49/g)
January 9, 2017: $2.09/g (U.S. Average: $2.36/g)
January 9, 2016: $1.94/g (U.S. Average: $1.97/g)
January 9, 2015: $1.96/g (U.S. Average: $2.16/g)
January 9, 2014: $3.20/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)
January 9, 2013: $3.02/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

Arizona- $3.39/g, up 9.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.30/g.
Las Vegas- $3.83/g, up 2.4 cents per gallon from last week's $3.81/g.
Tucson- $3.15/g, up 15.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.00/g. 


"Last week, the rise in gasoline prices continued, still due to previous refinery outages caused by the cold weather the week of Christmas. However, I'm optimistic that as refiners get back online, we could see the increases slow down as we head into the time of year when gasoline demand is at its weakest," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While gasoline prices have rallied, average diesel prices continue to drift lower, which certainly bodes well for the overall economy. As long as refiners are able to get back online soon from previous cold-weather outages, we could see supply start to recover at the same time demand is weak, which could bring gas prices down again. The window of opportunity, however, is shrinking, and by late February or early March, we'll likely kick off the seasonal rise in gasoline prices."

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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Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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