The state and national gas price averages have been dropping slowly over the last week, but lower prices aren’t likely to be a long-term trend. On the week, the national average shed 4.9 cents to land at $2.793 per gallon. Prices in Arizona have shed almost a penny to $2.911.
“AAA expects that gas prices will likely increase ahead of the Nov. 4 Iran sanctions announcement and the mid-term elections,” said Michelle Donati, spokeswoman for AAA Arizona. “How expensive gas prices will be depends on how the market reacts to the these events.”
Delaware/South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $2.488 and $3.776 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 $2.669 +2.4 $2.306
Sierra Vista-Douglas $2.874 -3.6 $2.385
Yuma $2.890 +1.0 $2.378
Glendale $2.910 +3.6 $2.316
East Valley $2.918 +5.4 $2.298
Peoria $2.922 +0.3 $2.352
Phoenix $2.929 +5.8 $2.306
Scottsdale $3.046 +6.7 $2.401
Flagstaff $3.047 +1.1 $2.576
Lake Havasu-Kingman $3.057 -0.4 $2.503
Prescott $3.068 +2.4 $2.522
Arizona $2.911 +3.0 $2.373
National $2.793 -8.4 $2.482
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.