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Utah gasoline prices 6th highest in the nation
Fuel » AAA expects costs to soon mirror drop in rest of country.
First Published Nov 13 2012 06:44 pm • Last Updated Nov 13 2012 06:44 pm

Utah’s average price for gasoline — $3.71 a gallon — is the sixth highest in the nation.

AAA Utah said Tuesday the average price in Utah for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped 3 cents a gallon from last month. However, that price still was 32 cents a gallon higher than a year ago.

At a glance

Gas prices in Utah

Tuesday » $3.71

Week ago » $3.75

Month ago » $3.74

Year ago » $3.39

Record high » $4.22 (July 18, 2008)

National averages

Tuesday » $3.44

Week ago » $3.46

Month ago » $3.79

Year ago » $3.42

Record high » $4.11 ( July 17, 2008)

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The national average price dropped 35 cents from last month, to $3.44 a gallon.

"The 35 cent drop since last month in the national average price to within 2 cents of last year’s price is noteworthy after months of prices that were far higher than a year ago," said Rolayne Fairclough, spokeswoman for the travel services company. "This drop was even more significant with the infrastructure disruptions and gasoline rationing resulting from Hurricane Sandy."

She said the change from summer to winter formulation in fuel, the decrease in seasonal driving and the lower price of crude oil are major components in the dramatic drop in the national average price.

She said Utah’s prices should soon be tracking the national price lower downward as demand for gasoline slows during the cold winter months and the effects of lower crude oil prices are felt locally.

"Our prices have been remarkably high this past month relative to the rest of the country and they should be coming down. Even Idaho’s average price — $3.70 a gallon — is lower than ours and they get most of their gasoline from our refineries," she said.




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