Average gasoline prices in Utah just passed $3 a gallon — about a 50% increase since late February when they averaged about $2 a gallon.
“We could likely be seeing $3-a-gallon gasoline or more in Utah for most of the summer,” said AAA spokesman Michael Blasky.
On Wednesday, the average price for regular gasoline in Utah hit $3.04 a gallon, up by a nickel from $2.99 on Tuesday, according to the AAA Fuel Gage Report.
A week ago, Utah’s average was $2.90 a gallon. A month ago it was $2.40.
“This is the season when refineries switch to their summer blend of gasoline,” Blasky said.