Utah's Gas Prices Likely to Climb Even More

Utah's Gas Prices Likely to Climb Even More

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's gas average of two-dollars and 24-cents a gallon will likely climb even more.

That's according to Triple-A Utah.

The company's spokeswoman Rolayne Fairclough said the outlook appears bleak for the consumer.

Fairclough said Utah residents are looking at record high prices headed into the time of year when gas consumption typically increases, which could trigger more price hikes.

A year ago, Utah's average was one-dollar and 85-cents per gallon.

Every one of the state's surveyed cities saw significant price rises during the past month.

The leader in high prices was Moab. It saw its average climb 30 cents to two-dollars and 38-cents.

The lowest averages were in Ogden and Salt Lake City at two-dollars and 19-cents. However, Ogden's rose 25 cents and Salt Lake's grew 23 cents during the past month.

The national average is even higher than Utah's, at two-dollars and 27-cents.

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

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