What’s up with higher gas prices across Valley?

Area motorists discuss perceived disparities

Posted 7/4/22

Why is gas so much higher in Surprise than in Scottsdale?

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What’s up with higher gas prices across Valley?

Area motorists discuss perceived disparities


Why is gas so much higher in Surprise than in Scottsdale? Diane Gilbert



This is a new phenomenon. I’ve lived here for 22 years and I have friends and relatives who live in Scottsdale and Cave Creek. Until recently, gas has always been 20 to 30 cents a gallon higher in those areas than here. My friends used to fill up in Surprise when they visited. It appears we are getting ripped off out here now.Doug Schiff



Because Scottsdale gets its tax revenue from property taxes on homes versus gas. Martin Player



I was just in Scottsdale and it was higher… Vickie Kuhn



It’s high all over. Phoenix is higher than some places. Judy Levine



$5.08 at Sam’s. And if you don’t have a Sam’s membership you can get a Walmart gift card and use that at the pump I believe.Christina Ingianni



Actually I saw diesel for over $6 dollars in Scottsdale. Gas was just about $6. It’s insane! Erin Grenier


What up, yo?

Better question why is gas bouncing up and down like a yo-yo? Keli Ann Barkley



Arizona is a free-market fuel state. Station can charge whatever they like. If they charge too much, they sell less. Vote with your wallet. Robert Raab



Seriously! What’s up with this crap. I’m driving to California tomorrow and was looking at gas prices where I’ll be there and they are basically the same as Surprise! Bryna Marie Dupuis


More then

Just drove from Surprise to Denver. Surprise was by far the most expensive. Andi



They have to sell a cleaner burning blend in the Valley. It costs more because it has different additives.Jessica Brazle Brander



Surprise has one of the highest sales tax rates in the Valley, even higher than Peoria. They like to price gouge as well.Sbraz Jett



I was in Yuma the other day and filled up because it was almost a dollar cheaper. Vicki McArthur Spiegel


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