In a tale of two pumps, gasoline nationally was at $3.50 per gallon Tuesday for the first time this summer after a sharp run-up in July, while prices in Utah were nearly a dime less than a year ago.
The price of gas in the U.S. in July gained 17 cents per gallon, or 5.1 percent. That marked the first monthly increase since March. The nationwide average was last at $3.50 per gallon on June 19.
In Utah, the average cost of a gallon was $3.43 Tuesday, down 16 cents from last month and 8 cents cheaper than a year ago, said AAA Utah.