Utah gas prices have risen 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 25.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 95.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $1.94 per gallon June 1, while the most expensive was $2.59 per gallon, a difference of 65 cents per gallon. The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.97 per gallon June 1.
The national average is up 20 cents per gallon from a month ago and 84.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
“Prices will continue to move in lockstep with the coronavirus situation, so it remains challenging to know where prices will go in the weeks ahead,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
“Oil prices saw another weekly rise, closing last week at over $35 per barrel due to a collision between oil production cuts and gasoline demand in the U.S., which has been on the mend, leading oil’s rally,” he continued. “The recovery in gas prices is likely to continue, though at a slower pace than what we’ve seen, with $2 per gallon likely coming in the next week or two.”