Utah AAA Predicts Higher Gasoline Prices

Utah AAA Predicts Higher Gasoline Prices

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah gasoline prices continue to decline, but the American Automobile Association says the trend is likely to reverse in coming weeks.

A-A-A Utah spokeswoman Rolayne Fairclough says the barrel prices are inching higher again.

Oil prices briefly dropping below 50 dollars a barrel, but then went as high as 55 dollars and 40 cents a barrel. On Friday, prices were 53 dollars and 63 cents a barrel.

Utah is averaging two dollars and 24 cents a gallon for regular self-serve.

The Mountain West region is averaging two dollars and 18 cents a gallon, which is about 20 cents lower than the Pacific Coast region. Nationwide, gas prices are currently averaging two dollars and nine cents a gallon, down about one cent from a week earlier.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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