Utah’s gasoline prices are the fourth-lowest in the country, according to AAA Utah.
The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Utah Tuesday was $3.47, two cents lower than last month and seven cents lower than a year ago.
Gas prices in Utah
Tuesday » $3.47
Week ago » $3.44
Month ago » $3.49
Year ago » $3.54
Record high » $4.22 (July 18, 2008)
Tuesday » $3.70
Week ago » $3.63
Month ago » $3.38
Year ago » $3.60
Record high » $4.11 ( July 17, 2008)
Tuesday’s figure was 30 cents lower than Utah’s highest price so far for 2012, which occurred on April 5.
"Utah, Alaska, Colorado and Hawaii are paying less than a month ago," said Rolayne Fairclough, spokeswoman for the travel services company. "This is very different from motorists in 38 states that are paying at least 20 cents more than they were at this time last month."
Nationally, the average price was $3.70, up 32 cents from last month and 10 cents more than the average price nationwide a year ago. Tuesday’s average was 24 cents lower than the highest price so far in 2012, which occurred on April 5.
Fairclough pointed out that domestic supply and distribution issues have impacted state and regional prices in the past month. At the end of July and beginning of August there were disruptions in the Midwest as refinery issues and a leak in the Enbridge pipeline in Wisconsin curtailed supply and sent regional prices sharply higher.
The national average from July 30 to August 6 rose 13 cents. That was led by seven states in the Midwest that saw prices rise 20 cents to 45 cents per gallon.
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