AZ Gas Prices Rise 12.8¢ in One Week Featured

 Gas prices are on the rise in Arizona, even higher in Phoenix

Big Idea

  • Gas prices have risen a large amount in the last week, although diesel has fallen in the last week
  • Prices in Phoenix are up 21.6¢ p/gal
  • Prices in AZ are up nearly 13¢
  • Overall trend likely to remain higher through Memorial Day
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Prices on the upward trend 

Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 21.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.84/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 33.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 28.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.6 cents in the last week and stands at $4.34 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $3.25/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.49/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 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.36/g today. The national average is down 6.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 69.3 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:
March 6, 2022: $4.12/g (U.S. Average: $4.06/g)
March 6, 2021: $3.04/g (U.S. Average: $2.77/g)
March 6, 2020: $2.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.39/g)
March 6, 2019: $2.45/g (U.S. Average: $2.45/g)
March 6, 2018: $2.36/g (U.S. Average: $2.53/g)
March 6, 2017: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.31/g)
March 6, 2016: $1.50/g (U.S. Average: $1.81/g)
March 6, 2015: $2.48/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)
March 6, 2014: $3.32/g (U.S. Average: $3.47/g)
March 6, 2013: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.72/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Arizona- $3.64/g, up 12.8 cents per gallon from last week's $3.52/g.
Las Vegas- $4.30/g, up 7.2 cents per gallon from last week's $4.23/g.
Tucson- $3.26/g, up 10.0 cents per gallon from last week's $3.16/g. 


"The national average rose last week as the transition to summer gasoline has now started across the entire country. The higher cost of these various blends is being passed along to motorists, as we see every year ahead of the summer driving season," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "Some regions are moving to the required summer gasoline in different steps then others, and the fragmentation of required blends absolutely plays a role in these price increases. Logistical challenges in making the transition during a time when refiners are also doing maintenance work can create hotspots and lead to noticeable jumps in prices during the spring. While we may not see weekly increases, the overall trend will remain upward through much of the spring. By Memorial Day, most of the nation will be transitioned to their respective required blend of fuel, and gas prices could ease, but a $4 per gallon national average remains possible by then."

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, 06 March 2023 19:00
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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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