SALT LAKE CITY — The price to fill up in Utah held steady in the past month.
According to the latest report from AAA, Utah’s current average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.70, down a penny from last month. However, today’s price is four cents less than a year ago.
Of the Utah cities surveyed, Salt Lake City had the highest average price at $3.84 per gallon, while Ogden and St. George tied for the lowest average price at $3.66 per gallon. The national average price of $3.76 was down 16 cents, which was 21 cents less than the national price at the same time last year.
“Global economic concerns have helped to pressure oil prices lower,” said AAA spokesman Matt Skryja. “Investors' buying behavior continues to have the largest impact on prices.”
Additionally, the falling price of oil futures accelerated on comments by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Secretary General that its member countries would keep production high in an effort to depress global oil prices to a “fair” price of around $100 per barrel, he said.
Meanwhile, Wailuku, Hawaii, had the highest average gas price in the nation at $4.89 per gallon. In the lower 48 states, Eureka, Calif., had the highest average price at $4.45 a gallon.
Among all 50 states, Hawaii has the highest state average per gallon price at $4.55, while Alaska, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, New York, Oregon and Washington all registered averages above 4 dollars per gallon.