Happy Fuel Year!

January pump prices recede as gasoline demand falls to two-year low

Low demand for gasoline this winter has helped total domestic gas stocks grow, causing pump prices to drop. On the week, the national average shed 1.4 cents to land at $2.235 per gallon. Prices in Arizona dropped almost 4 cents to $2.613.

"Low demand has contributed to gasoline stock growth,” said Michelle Donati, AAA Arizona spokesperson. “If this trend continues, pump prices are likely to continue their descent, which is good news for motorists filling up at the pump.” 

Missouri and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $1.86 and $3.296 per gallon.

Arizona metro prices are listed from lowest to highest in the chart below:

City Today’s price Change from last month Last year’s price
Tucson $2.381 -9.6 $2.152
Yuma $2.508 -13.6 $2.313
Phoenix $2.583 -18.5 $2.273
Sierra Vista-Douglas $2.591 -7.7 $2.389
Glendale $2.616 -17.1 $2.293
East Valley $2.637 -14.9 $2.266
Peoria $2.681 -13.9 $2.303
Scottsdale $2.686 -21.0 $2.408
Flagstaff $2.774 -10.1 $2.526
Lake Havasu-Kingman $2.831 -10.6 $2.512
Prescott $2.843 -9.2 $2.480
Arizona $2.613 -13.8 $2.322
National $2.235 -18.5 $2.506

Motorists can find current gas prices at GasPrices.AAA.com and along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

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