9OYS Consumer Watch
Gas prices continue to fall in Tucson
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Average retail gasoline prices in Tucson have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g yesterday, according to a news release from TucsonGasPrices.com.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46 per gallon.
Including the change in gas prices in Tucson during the past week, prices on Sunday were 11.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 32.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"The national average has again decreased in the last week, but the decreases are beginning to slow down," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Wholesale gasoline prices rose strongly on Friday, which could send prices higher in states with among the lowest prices in the United States. The fuel tightness has also continued in NYC -- for those in Sandy's wake, fuel availability remains difficult, and is the reason GasBuddy has implemented an emergency fuel availability service."