The change in gas prices in Utah during the past week, including the change Sunday were 10.5-cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 34.9-cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 27.8-cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.1-cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst said, "Gasoline prices have spiked considerably higher in virtually every area over the last two weeks, and while I don't expect the pace of the recent rise in prices to continue for the entire month, a similar jump may again occur closer to April Fools Day, and it won't be a funny joke, it'll be disgusting reality. The rise in price is so unbelievable that we may have to revise upward our previous gasoline forecast that had called for a national average of between $3.75 to $4.15 by mid-May, as the national average already stands at nearly $3.72/gallon," DeHaan said.
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