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Gas Prices Climbing in Utah, Despite Drops Elsewhere in the Nation

Gas Prices Climbing in Utah, Despite Drops Elsewhere in the Nation



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Greg Neft, KSL NewsradioGas prices are up in Utah, but down in other parts of the country and motorists aren't happy.

The price of gas is up four cents in Utah, but down two cents nationwide.

Drivers off West Temple are feeling it. "Why do the gas companies have to make so much money?" asks Jim Hoffman, who feels a little bullied at the pump.

Oil experts say the reason is inventory--that the western region is slow to recover from a shortage of supplies. Don Curtis isn't buying it; "With the refineries there in Wyoming and the Uinta basin, I figured they would be a little bit less."

And Orlan Owen thinks there's a simple reason behind the price: "There's a price control that's in operation that we just simply don't know about." Several western states had price hikes too.

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