Average gasoline price drops
Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,171 gas outlets in Utah. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Utah during the past week, prices Sunday were 7.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 7.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 18.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"American motorists faced with slightly higher gasoline prices going into Labor Day weekend still had good reason to be happy as they returned home," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Over just the long weekend Americans saved nearly 300 million dollars over what was spent for the four day weekend last year. The national average was close to 20-cents per gallon lower this year, and while Syria has dominated the news and so far caused a relatively small blip in gasoline prices, this summer driving season closed with the lowest prices since 2010," DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates UtahGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area.