By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s gasoline price fell by 2.7 cents on Wednesday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.07 per gallon of regular unleaded.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 4.7 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.228 for a gallon of regular.
*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $3.97; Big Horn $4.17; Campbell $4.11; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.91; Crook $4.10; Fremont $4.16; Goshen $3.97; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.03; Laramie $4.00; Lincoln $4.10; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.10; Sheridan $4.06; Sublette $4.10; Sweetwater $4.13; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.41; Washakie $4.10; and Weston $4.06
*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.97; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.99; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.89; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.09; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.07; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance No Reports; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.
The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.78 in Douglas, while the highest was $1 higher, in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon.
A big mover was Teton county’s average, up 38 cents per gallon.
Here are a few more common sense tips to stretching more miles out of the gas in your tank:
1) In the winter, a lot of folks toss a couple of sand bags in the trunk for traction in the snow. Don’t forget and leave them back there in the spring. Shedding weight is common sense when looking for more savings. So it’s not just me that has too much junk in the trunk! I mean my car.
2) We all know how dusty it is here, so check your air filter. A better breathing engine runs smoother and uses less fuel. If you were just our on a dusty back road, check your filter. You don’t necessarily have to replace it, but blowing it out with a compressor, or using a shop vac and a brush to knock out some dirt will help with easy breathing.
3) Unnecessary idling. Do you need to keep the engine running while waiting for your burger or while picking up the kids from school? Power down enough and you’ll hear more jingle on your pocket.
Applying just a few of these tips will save you a few dollars at the end of the month, and might even increase the life of your vehicle in the process.
*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.