On March 7, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Douglas was $3.46, compared to $3.47 in the county, $3.48 in the state, and $3.52 in the United States.
Douglas fuel prices rank about the middle of all county communities.
According to the Cochise College Center for Economic Research’s latest biweekly survey of gas prices, conducted March 7 through March 11, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cochise County increased from $3.30 to $3.47 over the preceding 2 week period. According to AAA Arizona, the statewide price climbed from $3.26 to $3.48 per gallon. Nationally, according to the Energy Information Administration, gas prices climbed from $3.19 to $3.52 during the two- week period.
In Benson, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased from $3.26 to $3.44. In Bisbee, the price rose from $3.27 to $3.49. The price in Douglas increased from $3.32 to $3.46 per gallon. In Huachuca City, the price climbed from $3.30 to $3.56. In Sierra Vista, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased from $3.34 to $3.49. In Tombstone, the price increased from $3.26 to $3.42. Willcox saw gas prices increase from $3.31 to $3.42 during the two-week period.
One year ago, the nationwide average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, according to the EIA, was $2.75, which is 77 cents lower than its current price. At the state level, according to AAA Arizona, the price a year ago was $2.74, which is 74 cents lower than the current price per gallon. At the county level, according to the CER survey, the price a year ago was $2.71, which is 76 cents lower than the price from the most recent survey.