Drivers across the country are seeing the lowest gas prices since February 2011, and Utah drivers are benefiting from that downward cost trend.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Utah is $3.23, which is 7 cents lower than a week ago and 28 cents lower than last month and 48 cents lower than a year ago, according to AAA.
Utah's average price dropped 43 cents since Sept. 1 and has fallen 71 of the 73 days since then. Seventeen states in the West and Northeast have higher prices than Utah, according to a statement from AAA.
"Utah gasoline prices traditionally reflect extreme increases during the summer months when they register among the highest in the nation and then drop to the lowest levels in the winter months," said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokeswoman. "The last time prices in Utah were this low was in February. Utah's average price was below the $3 mark for most of the month of January, also this year."