Gas Prices Rise Precipitously in Phoenix Featured

Prices are nearly 24¢ higher in AZ than last week

Big Idea

  • Gas prices in Phoenix have risen nearly 30¢ in the last week
  • The prices in Arizona are nearly 23¢ higher
  • Arizona is also transitioning to the summer blend
  • Don't expect much relief soon 
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Up, Up and Away with higher gas prices 

Average gasoline prices in Phoenix have risen 28.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.50/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 1,094 stations in Phoenix. Prices in Phoenix are 87.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 22.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 5.9 cents in the last week and stands at $4.19 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix was priced at $3.99/g yesterday while the most expensive was $5.09/g, a difference of $1.10/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.14/g while the highest was $5.39/g, a difference of $2.25/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.40/g today. The national average is up 7.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 83.0 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:CSN_AZ_gas_maps_template_032923.jpg

March 27, 2022: $4.73/g (U.S. Average: $4.23/g)
March 27, 2021: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $2.85/g)
March 27, 2020: $2.61/g (U.S. Average: $1.99/g)
March 27, 2019: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.69/g)
March 27, 2018: $2.52/g (U.S. Average: $2.63/g)
March 27, 2017: $2.18/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
March 27, 2016: $2.07/g (U.S. Average: $2.04/g)
March 27, 2015: $2.38/g (U.S. Average: $2.43/g)
March 27, 2014: $3.35/g (U.S. Average: $3.53/g)
March 27, 2013: $3.72/g (U.S. Average: $3.65/g)


Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:

Arizona- $4.20/g, up 24.1 cents per gallon from last week's $3.96/g.

Las Vegas- $4.20/g, down 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $4.25/g.

Tucson- $3.88/g, up 28.9 cents per gallon from last week's $3.59/g. 



"The national average price of gasoline has seen little overall change over the last week, with big decreases in states like Colorado and Ohio offset by large increases in Arizona and North Carolina. While more states saw declines than increases, any downward trends are still likely to be temporary and not necessarily long lasting," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "While Colorado's refinery issues are largely moving into the rearview mirror, challenges making the transition to summer gasoline in Arizona are leading to tight supply and accelerating prices. Motorists in some areas may be on the receiving end of good news, while others may not as we hit the second half of refinery maintenance season. You never know what the closing moments will look like, and motorists could be in for a dramatic ride if issues develop."

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 Wednesday, 29 March 2023 02:43
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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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