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Arizona Gas Prices Increase Another 2.9¢

06 May 2019   Patrick DeHaan
Gas prices continue to rise in Arizona.

(May 6, 2019) - Arizona gas prices have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,269 stations. Gas prices in Arizona are 29.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 23.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Arizona is priced at $2.61/g today while the most expensive is $4.49/g, a difference of $1.88/g. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $2.15/g while the most expensive is $5.58/g, a difference of $3.43/g. 

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.89/g today. The national average is up 14.3 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 9.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in Arizona and the national average going back a decade:
May 6, 2018: $2.93/g (U.S. Average: $2.80/g)
May 6, 2017: $2.27/g (U.S. Average: $2.34/g)
May 6, 2016: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.22/g)
May 6, 2015: $2.67/g (U.S. Average: $2.64/g)
May 6, 2014: $3.49/g (U.S. Average: $3.67/g)
May 6, 2013: $3.41/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)
May 6, 2012: $3.79/g (U.S. Average: $3.78/g)
May 6, 2011: $3.77/g (U.S. Average: $3.98/g)
May 6, 2010: $2.91/g (U.S. Average: $2.92/g)
May 6, 2009: $1.89/g (U.S. Average: $2.11/g) 

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Las Vegas- $3.45/g, up 5.8 cents per gallon from last week's $3.39/g.
Phoenix- $3.20/g, up 3.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.17/g.
Tucson- $2.88/g, up 2.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.86/g.

"It appears that large increases in gas prices have begun to fade to distant memory, lending credibility to the notion that gas prices may be close to peaking for the time being. Oil prices have plummeted, and with President Trump's shocking warning Sunday about raising tariffs on China, oil prices may see another weekly loss along with wholesale gasoline prices on the worry that perhaps a trade deal is not as close as anticipated, risking the recent growth in the U.S. economy and potentially leading to lower oil demand," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "For now, I believe we're close to seeing gas prices peak in the next few weeks or so in most of the U.S., and barring any future unexpected outages, I think most the country has seen the risk of big price increases melt away. We're in the last inning or so of the seasonally rally- once this game is over- we'll likely begin to see prices recede in the month of June, tracking very closely to what we experienced last summer."

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SOURCE: GasBuddy

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