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Gasoline prices plunge 9 cents during past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.89/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,171 gas outlets in Utah.

This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Utah during the past week, prices Sunday were unchanged compared to the same day one year ago and are 51.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"With the fresh start of 2013 many motorists have begun seeking information on where gasoline prices will be going for the upcoming year," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "GasBuddy will be releasing its 2013 forecast this week, available on the GasBuddy Blog, which will highlight not only where we expect gasoline prices to go, but new this year is our diesel forecast, just more tools to help motorists budget and be prepared for what lies ahead," DeHaan said. The GasBuddy blog can be found at http://blog.gasbuddy.com. About GasBuddy 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.




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