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Utah has gone from having the second-lowest gas prices in the country in April to experiencing the largest jump in gas prices in May.
AAA reports that prices went from $3.32 per gallon to $3.60. Twenty-four states have average prices lower than Utah.
The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline Tuesday in Utah is $3.60. This is 2 cents higher than Monday, 3 cents higher than a week ago, 28 cents higher than a month ago and 12 cents higher than a year ago.
All of the Utah cities tracked by AAA, as a service offered to consumers, report large double-digit increases since last month. The greatest increase, 32 cents, is felt by Ogden motorists. Moab reports the smallest increase, 17 cents. The remainder of the Utah cities report increases of at least 20 cents: Vernal, 20 cents; Logan and St. George, 26 cents; Salt Lake City, 28 cents; and Provo, 29 cents.
While Utah drivers face skyrocketing prices, the national average has fallen for 15 days straight, the longest streak since prices dropped for 36 days in a row last fall. The national average price per gallon is $3.64. This is 1 cent lower than Monday, 3 cents lower than a week ago, the same as a month ago and 6 cents higher than a year ago. Hawaii, $4.37, and California, $4.18, are the only states reporting average prices of more than $4. Missouri reports the lowest average price, $3.37.