Summer gas prices climb as 1 gallon costs an average of $3.69 in Utah

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  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    July 24, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    And yes, I will gladly pay a bit more to have stricter EPA standards. I like to be able to breath.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    July 24, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    Oil is a global commodity, it's sold to the highest bidder, and demand elsewhere in the world drives up our costs here. Unless Congress passes a bill saying oil drilled here has to stay in America, then there is little congress, or a president can do to control the price of gasoline, though admittedly many politicians will promise otherwise. Sure we could drill more, but the US is already in a pretty large oil and gas boom and it hasn't seemed to help much. Meanwhile oil companies continue to be the most profitable companies in the world, and we continue to subsidies them with our tax dollars. Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 24, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    Detroit wanted America to use oil and now their bankrupt.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    July 24, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    ... and the price of wind in Milford and Spanish Fork? the same as the day they were installed... and their prices are locked in for their 20 year contracts. The beauty of renewable energy resources is that they're price stable and predictable -- unlike oil, gas, and coal.

    What's even more cool is that both wind and solar projects are getting cheaper to build, meaning that subsequent projects will have even LOWER locked-in prices going forward.

    The more oil, coal and gas we burn, the higher their prices. The more wind and solar we install, economies of scale lower their prices. Iowa is getting about 25 percent of their electricity from wind. Idaho is getting about 10 percent from wind. It works! And studies show that the more renewables you have on the system, they diversify the portfolio, so ALL fuel prices decrease.

    The problem with oil is that there are no substitutes to reduced costs, whereas electricity can come from multiple sources. If we all had electric vehicles, we could enjoy lower, diversified electricity for our transportation.

    Was in Silicon Valley a month ago -- amazing how electric vehicles are becoming more common with charging stations practically everywhere!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 23, 2013 4:04 p.m.


    I can't judge what Romney said because he wasn't given a chance.

    We can only judge barack against what he said.

    He told us he'd get them under control.

    He hasn't.

    He told us he'd cut the deficit in half in his first term.

    He didn't.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 22, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    @chris b

    Wasn't it republicans that claimed gas would be well over five dollies a gallon by now?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:45 p.m.

    This isn't bad. I don't remember the President promising to control gas prices. I think he knows better. A few republican candidates made some pretty wild promises, though.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    July 22, 2013 5:34 p.m.

    This is similar to what Utah promised when they joined the PAC 12. All promises, no delivery, Chris.

    This isn't news, by-the-way, it's a continual rip-off.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 22, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    Barack promised before elected to his first term he'd get gas prices under control.

    Is this what he meant? And no, I'm not talking about just the summer bump