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Gas prices trend cheaper ahead of holiday weekend


Arizona drivers are spending just over $80 more a month to fill-up compared to last summer. According to AAA, gasoline expenses are accounting, on average, for 10 percent of Arizonans 2018 annual income, a 2 percent increase over last summer. 

“Motorists can expect to spend considerably more on gas this summer, but that won’t stop them from traveling,” said Michelle Donati, AAA Arizona spokeswoman. “In fact, despite the highest gas prices in four years, more Arizonans will travel over the Fourth of July holiday than ever before.”

At $3.038, Arizona's gas price average is 2.5 cents cheaper than a week ago, but 77-cents more than a year ago. 

South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $2.503 and $3.666 per gallon. 

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

City Today’s price Change from last week Last year’s price
Tucson $2.769 -3.5 $2.121
Sierra Vista-Douglas $3.037 +0.3 $2.345
Peoria $3.053 -3.7 $2.224
East Valley $3.072 -2.8 $2.223
Phoenix $3.073 -3.4 $2.227
Glendale $3.078 -3.2 $2.231
Yuma $3.078 -0.9 $2.209
Lake Havasu-Kingman $3.129 -2.3 $2.437
Prescott $3.134 -1.6 $2.421
Scottsdale $3.178 -2.6 $2.333
Flagstaff $3.188 -0.4 $2.529
Arizona $3.038 -2.5 $2.272
National $2.848 -2.2 $2.247


GasPrices.AAA.com provides comprehensive gas price data and insight to motorists and journalists. The Top Trends page allows visitors to sort data in various ways, including the ability to query gas prices at the state metro level. Each state touts county gas price averages via a state heat map. Motorists can find current gas prices 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.