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Gas costs on the ascent in Utah and the country over

Gas costs in Utah are getting higher, and that is not expected to stop in the Beehive State or different states anytime soon.

In a report published for the current week, AAA said the national average for a gallon of gas has expanded by 40% the nation over since January 2021.

The present moment, Utah’s average cost per gallon is $3.58.

AAA said drivers can anticipate that prices should increment by somewhere in the range of 20 and 30 cents before the year’s over.

AAA refered to rising demand and increasing expenses for crude oil to clarify the higher prices.

“Robust gasoline demand and more expensive crude oil prices are pushing gas prices higher,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokeswoman.

In any case, a new Business Insider report says there aren’t sufficient oil tank truck drivers, which is getting in the way of fuel deliveries.

Refering to data from the National Tank Truck Carriers, the Business Insider report said that 20% to 25% of oil tank trucks sit idle in view of the driver shortage.

Gas Buddy, an application that offers a brief look into close by gas costs, said the most affordable gas in Utah right currently is selling at a West Valley City Costco for $3.29 a gallon.

The application shows that the further away from the Wasatch Front, the more costly the gasoline cost.