Utah motorists, who paid some of the highest gasoline prices nationwide last fall, are enjoying the lowest pump prices in the country.
The average cost of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $2.92, falling 24 cents from one month ago, travel-services agency AAA reported Tuesday. The state's average, which has been sliding for weeks, is a whopping 45 cents below the national average, AAA said.
Utah's pump prices rarely track the national average. Although in some years Utah has had among the lowest pump prices in winter months and some of the highest in summer, much of the time pump prices locally tend to move in the opposite way of national trends, sometimes in a completely unexplainable fashion.