SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — According to American Automobile Association (AAA) data, Utah’s current average regular gas price is $3.86 a gallon- making it the fourth most expensive in the country compared to other states. It’s a sharp increase from pandemic lows last year, where the average in July was around $2.28 a gallon.
Prices in Summit County are slightly above the state average, at $3.87 a gallon.
The current most expensive prices are in California, followed by Hawaii and Nevada.
The AAA’s national average is $3.16 as of July 22nd.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, retail gasoline prices tend to be higher the farther the source of supply is from where gasoline is sold because of increased transportation costs.