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Gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon

Gas prices dropping below $3 a gallon



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Gas prices are starting to slip under $3 a gallon in Utah.

At the Maverik near 600 South and 200 West in Salt Lake, the price is $2.97. Just up the road, a gallon of unleaded goes for $2.94.

Utahgasprices.com shows unleaded regular has slipped below $3 a gallon in many locations, from Pleasant Grove to Salt Lake to Layton.

But Robert Sinclair with AAA warns, "Don't break out the champagne. Prices are a bit low now. Again, though, the possibility of prices spiking upward could happen any minute."

He says historically, things really aren't that great now. "Lest anyone think that we've got this great bargain in gasoline prices, look back last year and we're still in a place higher than we were then," he said.

But he says he expects prices to continue to drop if conditions remain the same as they are now.

The AAA Web site shows the average in Utah remains at $3.21. That's still the fourth highest in the country, behind only Alaska, Hawaii and California.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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Andrew Adams

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