LOCAL NEWS

Gas prices keep falling in Utah but remain higher than national average

Dec 5, 2022, 6:14 PM | Updated: 7:28 pm

DRAPER, Utah — Gas prices in Utah have fallen 32 cents over the last month, according to AAA, lowering the state’s average for a gallon of regular to $3.78 on Monday.

“It’s nice to be able to not pay over $80 for a full tank of gas anymore,” said Lehi resident Charlotte Marler. “Now, it’s down a good $20.”

During the summer — when Utah gas prices reached a record of $5.26 a gallon — Marler avoided filling up a full tank and limited driving.

“Once summer started, I kind of just pulled back on driving just because of the gas prices,” she said.

Utahns are welcoming the relief at the pump as they’ve watched prices drop 13 cents in just the last week.

“I’m very happy that they are lower,” said Saratoga Springs resident Roger DeBry. “I wish they’d gone lower sooner.”

DeBry said he noticed that Utah’s prices are still much higher than the national average, which fell to $3.40 a gallon on Monday.

A spokesperson for AAA said there are a number of factors contributing to the cheaper gas.

“There are economic fears of a recession happening in some countries, especially China, and that’s pushing the global oil market down,” said Julian Paredes. “Also, at the same time, U.S. demand for gas has been a little bit lower than it has been last year, and refineries are back in full production again.”

Prices should continue to fall, Paredes said. However, it’s unclear what the impact will be from continued OPEC cuts to production and the embargo and price cap on Russian oil.

“For the foreseeable future, gas prices will be trending downward,” Paredes said. “A lot of places in the U.S. are already seeing gas prices below $3 a gallon.”

The recent drop in prices puts the nationwide average lower than it was when Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February.

Paredes said Utah and other states in the West should expect their gas prices to remain higher than the national average.

AAA said Texas has the cheapest gas in the country at $2.78, followed by Oklahoma at $2.86.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Utah State University students (mostly) bundled up against the cold weather. (KSL-TV's Mike Anderso...
Mike Anderson

Logan residents persevere through the second day of the winter chill

Logan residents push through the frigid weather as schools and businesses start late to help fight against the cold mornings.
19 hours ago
Peter Sinks from Chopper 5...
Katija Stjepovic

Experiencing 62 degrees below zero at Peter Sinks

Tuesday marked another day of arctic temperatures in Utah with some areas even colder than Monday.
19 hours ago
(Winston Armani)...
Alex Cabrero

Metro Gang Unit asking Legislature for money to buy tattoo removal machine

Tuesday morning, Nick Godfrey didn't try to hide any of his tattoos. He wanted people to look, and listen, and know that gang life is now part of his past.
19 hours ago
(Dan Rascon/KSL TV)...
Dan Rascon

Alleged fraud committed by top leaders at Layton Christian Academy

Church leaders and teachers at Layton Christian Academy are in tears over an alleged “massive fraud” operation at their school possibly involving millions of dollars.  
19 hours ago
Doctors work on a liver transplant at Intermountain Health hospital...
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com 

Intermountain Health breaks organ transplant record again

SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Health announced Tuesday that it broke its own record for adult organ transplants during 2022, reaching 300 donations KSL.com reported. The organization thanked its donors and caregivers in a statement Tuesday for a fourth record-breaking year for the transplant program. Organ transplants last year included 104 livers, 159 kidneys, 29 […]
19 hours ago
...
Madison Swenson

West Valley City family displaced due to fire

A Utah family has been displaced after part of their home was damaged in a fire.
19 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Gas prices keep falling in Utah but remain higher than national average