Utah gas prices have risen 0.3 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 3.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 74.9 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $2.07 per gallon June 29 while the most expensive was $3.24 per gallon, a difference of $1.17 per gallon. The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.17 per gallon this week.
The national average was up 19.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and 53.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
“Gasoline prices have continued to rise across the U.S., a streak that enters its ninth week, but with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases across several states and gasoline demand data showing the first weekly drop in gasoline demand since Memorial Day and just the second one since March, there may eventually be a small reckoning in the price of gasoline,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
“Last week, U.S. gasoline demand fell 0.4%, not exactly a staggering figure, but data from later in the week pointed to much more noticeable drops, which may be a coming trend as authorities in some U.S. states rescind their re-openings.
“Motorists across the country will likely be influenced by what develops in those areas — improvement and a slowdown in COVID would cause gas prices to continue rising, while a continued resurgence in COVID-19 cases and a drop in gasoline demand will mean lower gas prices,” he said.