Utah gas prices up 13 cents in past month

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah is bucking the national trend after its gas prices went up 13 cents over the past month.

AAA statistics released Tuesday show the average price is $3.54 per gallon, slightly lower than the national mark of $3.58.

Utah is one of four states that saw gas prices go up in the past few weeks. AAA says the other 46 are benefiting from the decreasing cost of crude oil, and because companies have completed their switchover to summer-blend gasoline.

The state's most expensive gas is in Moab, where the average price is $3.73 per gallon. Salt Lake City and Ogden are on the low end, with an average gas price of $3.50 per gallon.