SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah gas prices continue to rise, and Utah AAA officials say storms in the Gulf and along the East Coast may share some blame.
The state's current average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.59, a 4-cent increase over August, said Matt Skryja, Utah AAA spokesman.
"Today's price is 68 cents higher than a year ago," he said.
Of those Utah cities surveyed, Moab had the highest average price at $3.70 per gallon, while St. George had the lowest average at $3.54 per gallon.
Ogden has an average price of $3.55 per gallon, 6 cents higher than last month, according to the AAA survey.
The national average price per gallon of gas is $3.64, down 1 cent from last month, but 93 cents higher than the national price at this time last year.
"Although demand for gasoline has fallen over the past week, which would typically help keep prices down, storms in the Gulf and East Coast have applied upward pressure on gasoline prices in several parts of the country," Skryja said.
Utah's average price is the 11th-cheapest state price in the country. Utah shares this position with Wyoming, Florida and North Carolina, he said.
The least expensive gasoline in the country is in St. Louis, Mo., where the average price is $3.25 per gallon.