AAA: Gas prices to drop through Labor Day - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

AAA: Gas prices to drop through Labor Day

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Gas prices are expected to continue dropping through the Labor Day weekend for an estimated 557,000 Arizona travelers, despite the fact Labor Day gas prices are the second-highest in five years, according to AAA.

Reports show filling up at the pump has been a little less painless in Arizona, where prices continually fell over the past eight weeks. A gallon of gas dropped more than 2 cents to $3.435, compared to the national average of $3.434.

Locally, Tucson continues to pump the lowest-costing fuel in the state at $3.29 per gallon.

“It's the same story but different week: Pump prices are sliding because crude continues to trade well under $100 and there's been no disruption to supply,” Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs, stated in a news release. “Barring a hurricane damaging refineries or escalating conflict overseas, prices should continue to slide.”

The following chart shows statewide fuel averages for the week leading up to Labor Day for the past five years:

Year

Arizona fuel average
(per gallon)


Average cost to fill
a 15-gallon tank


2010

$2.734

$41.01

2011

$3.340

$50.10

2012

$3.608

$54.12

2013

$3.392

$50.88

2014

$3.435

$51.53


City

Today's price

Change from last week

Change from last month

Last year's price

East Valley
(Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Queen Creek)


$3.359

-2.4

-12.5

$3.326

Flagstaff

$3.681

-2.0

-11.6

$3.671

Glendale

$3.380

-2.4

-11.2

$3.332

Peoria

$3.375

-1.7

-9.4

$3.327

Phoenix (city)

$3.385

-2.2

-11.7

$3.337

Prescott
(Tri-Cities)


$3.469

-3.8

-13.3

$3.472

Scottsdale
(Scottsdale, Fountain Hills)


$3.494

-3.0

-12.2

$3.447

Tucson

$3.291

-2.5

-7.8

$3.274

Yuma

$3.457

-1.0

-9.4

$3.437

Statewide

$3.435

-2.2

-10.5

$3.396

National

$3.434

-0.2

-8.9

$3.546



Powered by Frankly