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Average gas prices are nearly $4 in greater AZ; hit $4.19 in Phoenix 

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  • Filling up your car just got 30¢+ per gallon more expensive
  • Average prices in Phoenix are higher than the rest of the state
  • Phoenix prices are 73¢ higher than a month ago
  • Seasonal summer blends cost more
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 Gas prices jump much higher in AZ than in the rest of the country

Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 35.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.19/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 73.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 44.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.30 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $3.47/g yesterday while the most expensive was $4.89/g, a difference of $1.42/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.09/g while the highest was $4.99/g, a difference of $1.90/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 8.0 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.44/g today. The national average is up 7.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 87.7 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 13, 2022: $4.64/g (U.S. Average: $4.32/g)
  • March 13, 2021: $3.13/g (U.S. Average: $2.86/g)
  • March 13, 2020: $2.84/g (U.S. Average: $2.25/g)
  • March 13, 2019: $2.51/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
  • March 13, 2018: $2.37/g (U.S. Average: $2.52/g)
  • March 13, 2017: $2.17/g (U.S. Average: $2.29/g)
  • March 13, 2016: $1.68/g (U.S. Average: $1.93/g)
  • March 13, 2015: $2.47/g (U.S. Average: $2.44/g)
  • March 13, 2014: $3.34/g (U.S. Average: $3.50/g)
  • March 13, 2013: $3.78/g (U.S. Average: $3.71/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

Arizona- $3.95/g, up 30.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.64/g.

Las Vegas- $4.31/g, up 0.5 cents per gallon from last week's $4.30/g.

Tucson- $3.62/g, up 35.8 cents per gallon from last week's $3.26/g. 



"With the transition to more expensive summer gasoline underway coast to coast, wholesale gasoline prices continue to inch up at a rate typical for this time of year, reflected in the national average rising for the second straight week," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While oil prices edged slightly lower on weaker outlooks for economic growth, continued refinery maintenance and the higher cost of seasonal blends of fuel are offsetting oil's decline. The price of diesel, however, continues to slowly decline as we see consumption for diesel lighten up. The best news for both gasoline and diesel prices is how significant a drop we've seen from year-ago levels, with more disinflation to come in the weeks ahead, even as gas prices are likely to inch up."

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, 13 March 2023 14:42
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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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