Phoenix, Sept. 24, 2015. Pump prices continue to plunge, delivering sub-$2 fuel prices to five states this week. This week, the statewide average shed more than a nickel to $2.375. Nationwide, prices fell more than a penny to $2.289.

“While Arizona’s average remains 37.5 cents north of $2, several metro regions are inching closer to the $2 benchmark,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “So long as current market factors persist, Arizona drivers could see sub-$2 prices in the near future.”

Tucson and Flagstaff hold the low and high state fuel averages at $2.206 and $2.694 per gallon, respectively. South Carolina and California hold the lowest and highest average price for the lower 48 states at $1.934 and $3.019 per gallon, respectively.

As an advocacy organization representing the motoring public, AAA offers a variety of free resources to help motorists keep fuel budgets in check, including:

Fuel Price Finder (AAA.com/fuelfinder) locates the lowest fuel price in your area.
AAA Gas Price Alerts (AAA.com/gasalerts) offers users weekly fuel price text alerts.
AAA Mobile (AAA.com/mobile) provides directions and plots fuel prices along your travel route.
AAA’s Member Rewards Visa® Credit Card (AAA.com/creditcard) accumulates double points on fuel purchases.

AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report includes data from gasoline stations in every Arizona community. Local prices in some communities might be higher or lower than the averages shown here. This service is updated daily by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) with average national, state and local prices for gasoline, diesel and E-85. Every day, more than 100,000 stations are surveyed in cooperation with Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability.   back...
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