SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah drivers saw slightly lower gas prices in the past week after the price surge in June.
AAA said Tuesday the current average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Utah is $3.71. This is three cents lower than a week ago and 18 cents higher than a year ago.
Only eight states are reporting prices higher than Utah. While Utah is in the highest tier of gas prices in the nation, the average price has steadily declined since June 25 when Utah reached its highest average price in 2013, $3.76.
The national average price is $3.48 per gallon of regular gasoline, a 15-cent drop since last month. The highest price is reported by Hawaii at $4.31 a gallon. California has the highest price in the contiguous 48 states at $3.98. The lowest price in the country is reported in South Carolina at $3.16.
"Tight supplies caused by significant refinery maintenance in May and early June caused significant increases in early summer," said Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokesperson.