It may be too far away for Top of Utah motorists to enjoy, but one of the cheapest places in the country to buy a gallon of regular gasoline is right here in Utah.
Southern Utah, that is.
According to the latest report from AAA Utah, St. George's average of $3.40 per gallon of gasoline is not only the best price in Utah, but one of the better prices in the country.
While most Utah drivers will not benefit from that low price, they will be glad to know that while temperatures may have gone up in Utah, gas prices are still going down.
The average price of gas in Utah, now listed at $3.49 a gallon, is the fourth cheapest in the nation. That price is a 13-cent decrease since last month's AAA report, but is also 62 cents higher than it was a year ago.
"Utah is really following a trend that has been in place for a couple of months," said AAA Utah spokesman Matt Skryja.
Skryja said that if you were to ask people in the industry, they would say that Utah gas prices are lower because there is already a lot of crude oil here and Utah is one of the better places to operate a refinery.
All but one metro area in the state tracked by AAA saw its price drop by double digits since last month. The exception is Vernal, where prices dropped nine cents per gallon. Vernal has the highest average price in the state at $3.65 per gallon.
Ogden's average price dropped 14 cents to $3.42 per gallon while Salt Lake City is down 13 cents to $3.61 per gallon.
"There has been a huge volatility with crude oil prices recently, which is reflected in the gas prices that consumers are seeing at the pump," Skryja said.
The country's cheapest gas is in Tucson and Peoria, Ariz., at $3.27 per gallon, while Wailku, Hawaii, is home to the most expensive gas in the country, averaging $4.37 per gallon.