Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, April 4, 2022

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This price is the lowest reported price among those stationed surveyed.

By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming remained relatively stable from the previous 24 hours on Monday, rising by only 0.3 cents 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 holding steady, but down 0.4 cents per gallon over a  week ago, and is up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.173 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.98; Big Horn $4.16; Campbell $4.09; Carbon $4.02; Converse $4.06; Crook $4.06; Fremont $4.14; Goshen $3.95; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.05; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.29; Natrona $3.92; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.06; Sheridan $4.05; Sublette $4.20; Sweetwater $4.06; Teton $4.06; Uinta $4.26; Washakie $4.06; and Weston $4.09

The big mover today is Unita County, up 20 cents per gallon.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.86; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.87; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.88; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.90; Pinedale $4.13; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Tim’s Tips: 

Everyone, including myself, is talking about ways to extend our mileage and cut down on trips to the pump. As with the last time gas prices soared, here come the gasoline snake oil salesmen and their bag of fuel saving products. 

A lot of these products have outrageous claims, such as that they have “cracked the code of fuel economy,” or “The big oil companies don’t want you to know about this breakthrough!”

What are some of these products? Just searching on Amazon for “fuel saving gadget” brings up a long long list. A lot of what’s out there are high-tech plug in devices that, to be honest, have the same effect as plugging an electric shaver into your car.

There’s one listed for $30.99 that claims to boost fuel economy by 15%. These gizmos might sound harmless, and hey, really could they actually be harmful? 

Well, by messing around with your engine’s computer and setting, you could be harming your vehicle in the long run. A $30 black box today could cost you $3,000 down the road. 

On the not so high tech-side of the snake oil wagon are the mechanical and chemical remedies. 

There’s the turbo fan that sits inside of the air intake and is supposed to use “the power of a tornado” to force more air into the engine. More air, more power, right? In reality, it just gets in the way and slows down the air flow.

Save the tornadoes for Don Day’s weather forecast.

Here’s a doozy! For the small sum of $248, with FREE SHIPPING, there’s the “Platinum Gas Saver.” Sound like a Marvel superhero, and we all know those are real. 

This half-mechanical device, half-chemistry set’s claim is that by adding microscopic amounts of platinum to the air and fuel going to your engine, it helps your car burn gas more efficiently and cleanly. Tests proved it does absolutely nothing. You can hide a lot of hooey when you go microscopic. 

In the end, by the time you spend your hard earned money on these gimmicks, you will be better served just driving cautiously and conservatively. After all, common sense saves many cents, and you might not break something you need, like your engine, or the bank!

*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.

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