Gas prices continue to rise in Utah — and they’re well above the national average

Here are some of the cheapest places to fill up at the pump.

( Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Drivers line up at Costco in Salt Lake City in 2015 to fill up their tanks with some of the cheapest gas prices around.

Gas prices are leveling off nationally, according to AAA, but they’re still rising in Utah. As of Tuesday, Utahns are paying 28 cents more per gallon ($3.16) than the national average ($2.88).

That’s the highest gas prices have been in the United State since May 2019 — up 2 cents per gallon from a week ago, 25 cents from a month ago and 74 cents from a year ago.

And Utah is the fifth on a list of high-price states, trailing California ($3.88), Hawaii ($3.59), Washington ($3.31) and Nevada ($3.29). The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Utah is 17 cents higher than it was a week ago, 70 cents more than it was a month ago, and 72 cents more than it was a year ago.

According to AAA, there’s been an increase in supply and a dip in demand, and 32 states had increases of 3 cents of less in the past week. “This does not mean gas prices have hit their peak,” said spokeswoman Jeanette McGee, “but is a positive sign for consumers.”

AAA is forecasting prices to fluctuate in the next week, but adds that “large jumps are not likely for the majority of consumers.”

The cheapest places to find gas in Utah, according to GasBuddy.com, are the membership warehouse stores (Costco and Sam’s Club) and Price, a city of about 9,000 in Carbon County where it’s $2.82 at multiple locations — Conoco, Pilot, Sinclair, Smith’s and Walmart.

The Sam’s Club in Murray (6525 S. State) has the cheapest gas in the Salt Lake City area, at $2.80 per gallon. Other membership warehouse outlets include:

• Sam’s Club in West Jordan (7571 S. 3800 West) and Costco in South Jordan (3571 W. South Jordan Parkway) — $2.81.

• Sam’s Club in Salt Lake City (1905 S. 300 West) — $2.83.

• Costco in Orem (648 E. 800 South) — $2.84.

• Costco in Murray (5201 S. Intermountain Drive) — $2.85.

• Costco in Sandy (11100 S. Auto Mall Drive) and Costco in West Valley City (3747 Constitution Blvd.) — $2.86.

For those who don’t have a membership to either of those stores, the Sinclair at 4793 S. State Street in Murray is at $2.89 a gallon. Other low-price outlets include:

• 76 in Woods Cross (1504 S. 800 West) — $2.99.

• Walmart in West Valley City — $3.05.

• Sinclair in Midvale (7398 S. 700 West) — $3.06.

• Maverik in West Valley City (2678 S. 5600 West) and Sinclair in West Valley City (4391 W. 3500 South) — $3.07.

• Chevron in Draper (1302 E. Draper Parkway), Harmons in West Valley City (3955 W. 3500 South), Maverik in West Valley City (2675 S. 3200 West), Phillips 66 in Woods Cross (527 S. 700 West), Sinclair in Cottonwood Heights (2995 Fort Union Blvd.) and Sinclair in West Valley City (3210 W. 3500 South) — $3.09.

• Chevron in West Valley City (3189 W. 3500 South and 3219 W. 4100 South), Magna Oil (8405 W. 2700 South) and Phillips 66 in Midvale (8370 S. State), Speedway in West Valley City (4018 W. 4100 South) – $3.10.