Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for Week of August 1, 2022

Average gasoline prices in Arizona have fallen 20.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.46/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Prices in Arizona are 72.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.29/g higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 14.8 cents in the last week and stands at $5.27 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Arizona was priced at $3.59/g yesterday while the most expensive was $6.09/g, a difference of $2.50/g. The lowest price in the state yesterday was $3.59/g while the highest was $6.09/g, a difference of $2.50/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 15.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.17/g today. The national average is down 65.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.02/g higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in Arizona and the national average going back ten years:
August 1, 2021: $3.17/g (U.S. Average: $3.16/g)
August 1, 2020: $2.29/g (U.S. Average: $2.18/g)
August 1, 2019: $2.83/g (U.S. Average: $2.72/g)
August 1, 2018: $2.98/g (U.S. Average: $2.87/g)
August 1, 2017: $2.33/g (U.S. Average: $2.32/g)
August 1, 2016: $2.10/g (U.S. Average: $2.12/g)
August 1, 2015: $2.78/g (U.S. Average: $2.65/g)
August 1, 2014: $3.51/g (U.S. Average: $3.51/g)
August 1, 2013: $3.52/g (U.S. Average: $3.62/g)
August 1, 2012: $3.25/g (U.S. Average: $3.52/g)

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
Las Vegas- $4.98/g, down 5.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.03/g.
Phoenix- $4.49/g, down 24.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.73/g.
Tucson- $4.25/g, down 20.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.46/g.

“We continue to see average gas prices falling in every state, with the national average down for the seventh straight week. Even better, nearly 20 states have also seen their average decline to $3.99 or less, with over 70,000 stations now at that level or below,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “The outlook is for a continued drop in most areas, however, some supply tightness in areas of the Northeastern U.S. could push prices up slightly until inventories rise, or imports do. For now, Americans are seeing prices nearly 90 cents lower than their mid-June peak and are spending close to $330 million less on gasoline every day as a result. As long as oil prices hold at these levels or lower, we’ll see another decline in most areas this week.”


10 thoughts on “Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for Week of August 1, 2022”

  1. When gasoline prices skyrocket, the White House Squatter blames Putin, Trump, COVID, oil companies, fuel station owners and basically everyone but himself.

    When gasoline prices drop 20 cents, it’s “Joe Biden puts money back in American’s pockets”.

    What a clown show.

  2. I don’t know about anyone else, but I want fuel back around 2 bucks a gallon like it was when we were ENERGY INDEPENDENT and an ENERGY EXPORTER under Donald Trump

    1. George Hotchkiss

      Like usual, you are factually incorrect once again. I sense a trend. During the Trump presidency the U.S. was never energy independent, let me explain. The U.S. was importing oil from Russia and OPEC countries throughout the Trump presidency. We technically produced enough barrels of oil to cover our daily use but about 1/5th of the oil was not the type that can be used for gasoline, that oil had to be exported. It has always been like this for the oil industry they are part of a world market, not a U.S. market. When Covid19 hit, the U.S. oil industry took a huge hit. U.S. oil is generally more expensive to produce than say Saudi Oil, so when the price at the pump dropped below $2.00 per gallon, some North American oil fields were shut down. Since the low point in 2020, oil production has been steadily increasing. All it takes to get $2.00 gas is to destroy an economy to lessen demand. You seem to have no shame about misinforming readers with your comments.

  3. We now hear once again from the self-proclaimed Comments Policeman. Well, put these FACTS into your pipe and smoke them, Deputy Dog.

    FACT 1) Joe Biden quote, 2019 in New Castle, NH: “I want you to look at my eyes. I guarantee you, I guarantee you we’re going to end fossil fuels”. There’s a YouTube video, check it out.

    FACT 2) Day 1 in office, January 20, 2021: Joe Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline, causing great harm to US Energy production and industry employment.

    FACT 3) In December 2021, the Biden Administration stated that gasoline prices would average about $3 a gallon in 2022 because the great Joe Biden was at the helm.* Of course, no explanation was given for the massive failure to both predict and maintain steady prices.

    FACT 4) Go to the GasBuddy website and generate the graph for the US Average gasoline price for the last 3 years. Look at the YUGE inflection point in the graph starting in January 2021 when Biden took office. You can see the effect from a mile away. Game over, man, the horrendous gasoline prices that are hurting everyone in the US, especially people that live paycheck-to-paycheck, HAPPENED BECAUSE OF JOE BIDEN AND THE REST OF THE RADICAL LEFT CASH GRABBERS IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.

    FACT 5) Joe Biden blamed everyone but himself for the increase but is, like a greasy cockroach, taking credit for the recent drop. Again look at the graph, the price, after the drop is double what it was when Joe Biden took office. What’s next, HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE?

    FACT 6) Gasoline prices here in Peoria are about $4.60 a gallon for 87 octane. They were half that before the Scamdemic. Every time I fill my tank now, I’m getting robbed by the Radical Left Cash Grabbers and the purveyors of The Green New Steal. So are you, Dutch.

    P.S. you claim to be an Independent. I’m calling BS on that.

    * after successfully STEALING the 2020 election from Donald Trump

    1. George Hotchkiss

      You write a lot of words but you get everything wrong. I wrote my reply to your comment of Aug 2, 2022 7:21 a.m., please let me know if anything I wrote was incorrect. I deal in facts in my world, opinions are fun but they have no value. The reality is, in April of 2020, the price of a gallon of gas was $1.94 in the U.S., on January 20, 2021 (the date of the Biden inauguration) the price was $2.42. You see those are actual facts taken from the U.S. Energy Information website. That means gas had gone up a half a buck a gallon in the 9 months before President Biden took office. When President Biden stopped the Keystone pipeline, it did not effect the supply or the price of oil. Oil prices are set on a world market, not a U.S. market. The President of the United States has nothing to do with the price of oil. If the U.S. suddenly doubled their production of oil, the price would not change. It seems counter intuitive but that is truly how it works. OPEC controls the largest share of the world oil market, they set their production to keep the prices where they want them to be. The war in Ukraine has effected oil prices, but the amount is subordinate to OPEC’s control.
      Let me quickly touch base on your reply:
      1.) What Joe Biden said means nothing re: the cost of oil.
      2.The Keystone pipeline was just a business decision to get the Tar Sands oil from Canada to refineries cheaper, those oils are being transported by rail instead.
      3. Not sure what your point is here, but the Biden administration was predicting a drop in gas prices to $3.00 per gallon, they were wrong.
      4. I looked closely at gas price charts for 2020, 2021 & 2022 to date. there is an inflection point, but is in November of 2020. Gas prices have been steadily raising since April of 2020.
      5. The president increased supply by using some of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves, and giving folks a federal gas tax holiday. His actions did help some.
      6. No comment, gibberish…
      FYI, I am a registered Independent in AZ, I will vote for candidates that deal in facts and logic. FYI, I am a conservative, but I do not have a closed mind. I actually leave most of my ballot unfilled because of the lack of credible candidates.
      * You provide proof, I will consider your claim.
      Joe Biden played up to the radical goofballs in his party when he took office, it was a strategic mistake. But, nothing President Biden has done has raised the cost of gasoline, OIL IS A WORLD MARKET, people in the U.S. have a hard time understanding that, but we really don’t matter that much in the oil world. OPEC has the power and they use it, they know their production restraint has cause oil prices to raise dramatically, they don’t care, they are greedy monsters. But oil prices are the same in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The U.S. president and U.S. oil producers do not set the price of oil, period.
      As far as being the self proclaimed comments policeman, I have never ever once proclaimed that. But, I do try to clean-up inaccurate information when I see it. As citizens of this great nation, we must base our decisions on facts logic and reason, not political posts that include inaccurate or distorted information.
      Have a great day!

  4. Let’s see, you’re saying the inflection point in US gasoline prices is in November 2020, i.e. when Joe Biden and the other cheats in the Democrat Party stole the election. Let’s assume for a moment that the inflection point in gasoline prices was indeed coincident with said electoral theft.

    I’d say in response that the US GASOLINE MARKET (that’s what we’re talking about here, not the price of crude oil) immediately anticipated the impending economic disaster of his inauguration and the effect of his CLEARLY STATED POLICY TO ATTACK THE FOSSIL FUELS INDUSTRY as soon as he takes office. Remember, he said he was going to “end fossil fuels” many times while he was sucking up to the Radical Left Green New Deal Cash Grabbers and other economic parasites for their votes. It wasn’t a one-off comment. He was crystal clear in his desire to destroy the US oil industry and he started doing so as soon as he took office. WILL YOU NOW SAY THAT THE TIMING OF THE CHANGE IN US GASOLINE PRICES IS “JUST COINCIDENCE”?

    P.S. the fuel prices I pay here in Peoria aren’t gibberish to me or my neighbors. It appears you don’t understand the awful pain of living paycheck-to-paycheck when not only fuel prices but the general 9.1% inflation rate is destroying my ability to make ends meet.

    1. George Hotchkiss

      Ryan I am begging you to read my words and try to absorb the meaning. Oil is sold and traded on a world market basis, period. There is no competition in the market. The price of crude is set daily in auctions and that price is the price. The U.S. Oil industry sells oil based on the price being paid for crude. If a U.S. oil company lowers it’s cost to find, drill, pump and transport petroleum products, those savings will not be passed on to the consumer because the price is set. I understand your dilemma, you want to show that what Joe Biden said caused prices to rise, I get that. I believe his utterance re: fossil fuels are meaningless political tripe, but they do not affect world oil prices. The oil industry knows there is no viable alternative at this point, they know the president will not destroy his presidency and his party to somehow try to limit oil output. He also knows his utterances will be met by laughter in the industry.
      Let me give a factual, real world example. In January of 2017 (the month of President Trump’s inauguration) the average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. was $2.45, 15 months later the price was $2.99 per gallon. What did President Trump do or say to cause this 23% increase…..that’s right, absolutely nothing.
      When President GW Bush was sworn in, in 2001, the price per gallon was $1.15, in July of 2008 the price was $4.11, then in January 2009 (President Obama inauguration) the price was $1.84), what did President Bush do or say to cause these fluctuations, that’s right, nothing.
      Finally, if the Oil was not a world market and there was an independent U.S. market, a president would potentially have more say. The only reason oil speculators would care about what any president says is if it was that we were going to war, then oil prices would go up no matter what.
      The oil industry has the world by the balls, they know it and they will be pumping in 100 years regardless of the green revolution.
      I truly hope this helps…Have a great day!

  5. Let me repeat myself, the article and and my comments are about GASOLINE prices, yet you keep spouting off reams of minutiae about CRUDE OIL PRICES. Sure, they’re connected, but so are the price of crude oil and the price of polyolefin resin or the price of land and the price of houses-built-on-land.

    Next time, stay on subject and you might find us agreeing with each other.

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