By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s gasoline price increased by 1.8 cents in the previosu 24 hours to average $4.10 per gallon on Friday.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 3.1 cents per gallon of regular unleaded over one week ago, and up $1.22 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.211 for a gallon of regular.
*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $3.91; Big Horn $4.09; Campbell $4.07; Carbon $4.10; Converse $3.93; Crook $4.12; Fremont $4.13; Goshen $3.957; Hot Springs $4.12; Johnson $4.32; Laramie $4.00; Lincoln $4.33; Natrona $4.09; Niobrara $3.99; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.29; Sheridan $4.11; Sublette $4.09; Sweetwater $4.14; Teton $4.09; Uinta $4.09; Washakie $4.09; and Weston $4.10
The big movers were Jonson County, up 28 cents per gallon, and Uinta County, down 26 cents.
*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.95; Cody $3.95; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.93; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.88; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.91; Pinedale $4.19; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance $4.09; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.
Among surveyed cities, the lowest reported price continues to be $3.78, in Douglas. The highest reported price in the state is in Wheatland at $4.79.
Wyoming petroleum industry production has rebounded steadily since its pandemic low of 164,000 barrels a day seen in May 2020, rising to production of 227,000, barrels per day in January.
Wyoming’s production in January was below the 302,000 barrels per day recorded in December 2019, just prior to the COVID pandemic, according to the federal Energy Information Agency. However, it was still much higher than the state’s historic low of 139,000 barrels per day recorded in 2005.
*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.