Gas Price Average Reaches Four-Month Low in Arizona

Arizona’s regular unleaded gas maintains its steady decline, reaching the current gasoline price average of $3.31 a gallon, its cheapest rate in over four months.

AAA’s recent figures show that the price of gasoline reached almost $3.70 per gallon in week two of October before the declines began.

In the meantime, the current gasoline price average follows the same trend as the national level. Last week, it shed 3 cents to $3.38 a gallon. The nationwide average at the pump is at its lowest rate since the early parts of July. However, its average price per gallon is still greater by 10 cents compared to the same period in 2011.

Throughout the state of Arizona, the average gasoline price today is more expensive, by almost 11 cents, compared to the previous year.

The metro areas of Phoenix, Glendale and West Valley have the cheapest average gasoline prices today, with regular unleaded gas at around $3.26 a gallon, following a drop of over 7 cents a gallon last week.

In Phoenix proper, motorists are spending less compared to the current gasoline price average statewide, at $3.28 a gallon, lower by almost 7 cents in one week.

Tucson has the cheapest average price at the pump, with prices for regular unleaded gas shedding almost 8 cents compared to its rate last week. Meanwhile, the most expensive average gasoline price today is in Flagstaff, where motorists are spending $3.61 a gallon.

Nationwide, the most expensive prices at the pump for the current week is in Hawaii, with regular unleaded gas standing at an average cost of $4.04 a gallon. The cheapest is in Missouri, at $3.11 per gallon.

By: Chris Termeer