By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline price fell by 1 cent per gallon on Sunday from the previous 24 hours, averaging $4.07.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 7.7 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.18 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.234 for a gallon of regular.
* The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $3.89; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $4.12; Carbon $4.06; Converse $3.88; Crook $4.08; Fremont $4.12; Goshen $3.96; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.99; Lincoln $4.31; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.08; Sheridan $4.05; Sublette $4.08; Sweetwater $4.07; Teton $4.08; Uinta $4.08; Washakie $4.08; and Weston $4.10
* The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.95; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $4.01; Jackson $4.29; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.93; Pinedale $4.09 Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.99; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.
Laramie was the biggest mover today with a drop of 31 cents per gallon of regular unleaded.
The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.88 in Wheatland, while the highest was in Evanston at $4.46 per gallon of regular gas.
Although the statewide average ticked down by 1 cent per gallon Sunday, it looks like most cities on our sampled list of major Wyoming cities and towns saw an increase at the pump by as much as 10 cents per gallon.
Only a small percentage of those cities saw a decline in price Sunday — and most of those saw price cuts of only a couple of cents per gallon. If you are seeing an increase, there might be a wave of small price drops coming before prices rise again.
As the summer driving season approaches, prices should continue to trend upward. In the coming days, I’ll give you tips on saving fuel. Some of the tips are common sense, but a refresher course might be a good thing for us all right now.
*Note: Prices in this report are for reference only. They are gathered the evening before posting, and may not reflect prices that have changed since last posted.