Average gas price in Utah hits record level
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s average gas price hit a record $4.30 Thursday, beating the previous record of $4.22, which was set in July 2008, according to AAA.
Gas prices jumped 11 cents overnight to break the record. Diesel prices also rose, setting a record at $4.92 Thursday.
Beaver County led the state with the highest average price at $4.57/gallon, while Piute County ($3.89/gallon) and Daggett County ($3.90/gallon) were the only two counties under the $4/gallon mark.
One week ago, AAA says Utahns were paying $3.56 per gallon of regular gas. One year ago, the average price per gallon in Utah was $2.86 — $1.44 cheaper than Thursday.
The average national gas price rose to $4.31 a gallon, with only 11 states averaging less than $4 a gallon. Kansas came in at $3.85/gallon while Californians were paying an average of $5.69.gallon on Thursday.
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