Utah gas prices have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.03 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 5.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 118.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $1.69 per gallon May 18 while the most expensive was $2.59 per gallon, a difference of 90 cents per gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.
“The recovery in gasoline prices has continued across much of the country thanks to recovery in fuel demand as states reopen and motorists get out of the house as temperatures are more conducive to outdoor activities,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for Gas Buddy.
“It’s been a dramatic turn of events — a month ago, gasoline was the least wanted portion of the barrel, and refiners acted quickly to respond to gasoline demand that dropped in half. But now as cabin fever hits Americans, gasoline demand has rebounded notably, which has caused oil prices to follow,” he continued.