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Mid-June gas prices are high but steady

First Published      Last Updated Jun 14 2017 06:08 pm

After spiking up over Memorial Day weekend, gasoline prices held fairly steady this past week across Utah.

AAA Utah spokesman Mike Blasky said the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline statewide was $2.54 on Tuesday, the same price drivers paid a week ago. Prices also were stable in Salt Lake City and Provo, holding at $2.50 and $2.49, respectively.

"Demand is increasing in the region ahead of the summer travel season," Blasky said, "but refinery production is still high. If refiners continue to produce record amounts of gasoline and oversupply the market, consumers will reap the benefit."

Utahns are paying 13 cents a gallon more for gas than a year ago, 9 cents more than a month ago, he noted. That price also tops the national average — $2.33 cents on Tuesday. A year ago, it was $2.30.




Within Utah, gas was cheapest in Provo, while Logan and Salt Lake City tied a penny back at $2.50. Ogden was right behind at $2.51, followed by Vernal ($2.54) and St. George ($2.57). The gas-pump meter ran much faster at stations in Moab, where the average price was $2.77 a gallon.

 

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