Utah gas prices have increased 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.27 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 25.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 86.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $1.96 per gallon June 15 while the most expensive was $3.19 per gallon, a difference of $1.23 per gallon. The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.09 per gallon today.
The national average is up 23.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and 57.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
“As gasoline demand continues on the road to recovery, the national average has advanced for another week, making it seven straight weeks of rising gas prices as the easing coronavirus situation inspires more Americans to hit the road,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
“Data shows U.S. gasoline demand rose 2.4% last week to its highest level in over three months, giving renewed confidence that amidst OPEC’s crude oil cutbacks, supply will remain in check. I expect the upward trend to continue across most of the country ahead of July 4, with prices perhaps rising another 10-20 cents by then. The one thing that could bring restraint to rising gas prices is if we see a significant second wave of COVID-19 cases, but for now, I’m optimistic that won’t happen.”