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(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) A GasBuddy.com analyst noted that 60 percent of the gas stations in the Rocky Mountain region have gas below $3 per gallon, while only about 25 percent in the rest of the nation are at that level.
Gas prices decline in Utah as crude oil takes tumble
Fuel » Average down 20 cents in the past month.
First Published Jul 11 2012 08:16 am • Last Updated Oct 30 2012 11:32 pm

Every metropolitan area in Utah over the past month saw a drop in the average price for unleaded regular gasoline.

AAA Utah, which tracks prices throughout the state, said the average on Wednesday was $3.52, down 20 cents from a month ago.

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Gas prices in Utah

Wednesday » $3.52

Week ago » $3.57

Month ago » $3.72

Year ago » $3.50

Record high » $4.22 (July 18, 2008)

National averages

Wednesday » $3.38

Week ago » $3.34

Month ago » $3.54

Year ago » $3.63

Record high » $4.11 ( July 17, 2008)

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"The recent drop at the pump was largely driven by lower crude oil prices around the globe," said Matt Skryja, spokesman for AAA Utah. "The decline is linked to a slew of concerns about global economic weakness, including worries about sovereign debt in Europe, signs of a slowing economy in China and bearish economic data in the United States."

Of the Utah cities surveyed by AAA, Vernal had the highest average price at $3.68 a gallon. Ogden had the lowest, at $3.45. The average price in Salt Lake City was $3.47 cents a gallon.

Skryja noted that the average price of unleaded regular gasoline nationally stands at $3.38, down 16 cents from a month ago and 25 cents less than the national price last year.

He said Hawaii, holds the dubious crown for the highest average price in the nation at $4.41 a gallon. The highest price reported by AAA in the continental U.S. was in Eureka, Calif., where the average was $3.98.

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