Arizona, AZ, December 19- Average retail gasoline prices in Arizona have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.07/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,269 gas outlets in Arizona. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.24/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Arizona during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 4.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on December 19 in Arizona have ranged widely over the last five years:
$1.98/g in 2015, $2.37/g in 2014, $3.11/g in 2013, $3.11/g in 2012 and $3.14/g in 2011.
Areas near Arizona and their current gas price climate:
Las Vegas- $2.35/g, flat from last week's $2.35/g.
Phoenix- $2.04/g, down 1 cent per gallon from last week's $2.05/g.
Tucson- $2.02/g, up 2.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.00/g.
“With West Texas Intermediate crude oil holding over $50 per barrel for the last several weeks, gasoline prices have moved higher in a majority of the country,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. "Some 39 states saw average gasoline prices rise last week, and this week may see a similar fate at the pump as retail gasoline prices continue to play a game of catch up to the three week rally in oil prices.”