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AZ Gas Prices Up 2.5¢ Featured

Arizona gas prices are up overall, but Phoenix gas prices have fallen by half a cent.

 

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  • Phoenix gas prices have fallen 0.5¢
  • Arizona gas prices have gone up by 2.5¢
  • Arizona gas prices are lower than the national average of $2.25/g
  • Crude prices are rising
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(December 28, 2020) - Phoenix gas prices have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,094 stations. Gas prices in Phoenix are 2.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 72.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Phoenix is priced at $1.98/g today while the most expensive is $2.69/g, a difference of 71.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $1.75/g while the highest is $3.39/g, a difference of $1.64/g.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.25/g today. The national average is up 13.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 32.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Phoenix and the national average going back ten years:
December 28, 2019: $2.97/g (U.S. Average: $2.57/g)
December 28, 2018: $2.70/g (U.S. Average: $2.27/g)
December 28, 2017: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.48/g)
December 28, 2016: $2.05/g (U.S. Average: $2.30/g)
December 28, 2015: $1.95/g (U.S. Average: $2.00/g)
December 28, 2014: $2.08/g (U.S. Average: $2.28/g)
December 28, 2013: $3.13/g (U.S. Average: $3.30/g)
December 28, 2012: $3.02/g (U.S. Average: $3.28/g)
December 28, 2011: $3.15/g (U.S. Average: $3.24/g)
December 28, 2010: $2.91/g (U.S. Average: $3.04/g) 

 

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Arizona- $2.24/g, up 2.5 cents per gallon from last week's $2.22/g.
Las Vegas- $2.55/g, up 0.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.55/g.
Tucson- $1.97/g, up 0.9 cents per gallon from last week's $1.96/g.

 

"Average gasoline prices continue to move higher in most areas as retail gas prices continue to follow the rising price of crude oil which remains near the highest level since COVID-19 began in March," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Seasonal factors have sat in the backseat compared to a modest recovery in demand and a healthy dose of optimism that a COVID-19 vaccine will bring normal demand levels in the coming year. For now, it's not the best news for motorists as I expect gas prices may continue their ascent, but while it won't last forever, its likely a sign of what's to come in 2021- higher prices. The year ahead will be likely marked by recovery in the pandemic and rising demand, and for motorists interested in what's coming to the pump GasBuddy will be releasing our 2021 Fuel Price Outlook in the days ahead, which will hopefully give motorists some idea of what to plan for in terms of pain at the pump."

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. Unlike AAA's once daily survey covering credit card transactions at 100,000 stations and the Lundberg Survey, updated once every two weeks based on 7,000 gas stations, 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://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.

SOURCE GasBuddy

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Last modified on Monday, 28 December 2020 08:24
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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.

Besides keeping people up-to-date on the best local gas prices, GasBuddy also offers other ways to save money at the pump.

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