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AAA: Utah Gas Prices Among Highest Nationwide

AAA: Utah Gas Prices Among Highest Nationwide



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(KSL News) Gasoline prices are at an all-time high. But if your take out the taxes we pay, we really pay less than $3 a gallon.

The Deseret Morning News reports Utahns pay an average of $2.81 at the pump before about 43 cents in taxes is added in.

MOST EXPENSIVE GASOLINE

PRICETAX
1.HAWAII$3.41$0.60
2.ILLINOIS$3.30$0.52
3.CALIFORNIA$3.28$0.59
4.NEW MEXICO$3.27$0.36
5.CONNECTICUT $3.25$0.55
6.UTAH$3.24$0.43
7.IDAHO$3.24$0.43
8.COLORADO$3.22$0.40
9.MONTANA$3.22$0.46
10.WASHINGTON$3.22$0.52

According to AAA, Utah has the fifth highest gas prices in the nation before taxes. After taxes we place sixth. Only Hawaii, Illinois, California, New Mexico and Connecticut have higher prices than Utah after taxes.

Officials with the American Petroleum Institute blame high gas prices in the West on refinery outages and a decrease in imported oil.

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