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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11 2013 3:24 p.m. MST

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DEW
Sandy, UT

Not low enough. What was it back in 1971, $0.75/gallan?

Prodicus
Provo, UT

People who think they somehow "deserve" a low gas price are kidding themselves.

Energy is expensive. Gasoline is a finite resource. Roads are expensive. Pollution and gridlock cause huge costs to society.

One reason they failed to mention in the article for our exceptionally low gas prices- and our exceptionally smoggy valleys- is because we haven't adjusted our state gas tax for inflation in almost 17 years. The result is that more and more sales taxes and other revenue are spent subsidizing road construction, and more and more people take advantage of huge road subsidies to make unwise transportation choices that they wouldn't make if their gas prices reflected the real cost to society.

People who actually understand the economy- like Greg Mankiw, Harvard economist and Romney's main economic adviser- say our gas tax is at least a dollar per gallon too low nationwide. We should reduce other taxes and raise the gas tax.

high school fan
Huntington, UT

You should really check your facts, Kansas City gas is $2.67 a gallon, with Texas , Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Illinois , Indiana, Nevada and Colorado not far behind. I have been in those states in the two weeks and prices haven't risen sine then. Hawaii right now is around 3.80 More research might be necessary since all of us have iPads , smart phones, etc.

trekker
Salt Lake, UT

Most the nation has min 87 octane our is 85, maybe they should compare our mid grade 88 to everyone elses low grade of 87.

justired
Fillmore, UT

it will go back up.

Bearone
Monroe, UT

You people in the north part of the state---enjoy your low gas prices while the big oil companies continue to 'stick it to' us southern residents.
$3.25 in Richfield as of yesterday--$ 3.15 in Cedar.

Oil companies set area prices with no apparent reason. It doesn't cost 30 cents a gallon to transport fuel 170 miles.

The government is afraid to take them on for price fixing. Guess we will just have to live with it.

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