Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website UtahGasPrices.com.
"With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels," said GasBuddy.com Senior PetroleumAnalyst Patrick DeHaan. "There is very little to look back at history and compare this storm to, and so far, it remains to be seen exactly how gasoline and diesel prices will be impacted. For motorists west of the Mississippi, there may be little change in prices
because of the storm, but as you head east, especially in the states to be highly impacted, there may be disruptions at various levels."