By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 0.7 cents per gallon on Tuesday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.233 per gallon.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up by 4.7 cents per gallon over one week ago by $1.24 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.526 for a gallon of regular, which was a U.S. record, and up 3.4 cents from Monday.
High and Low Prices:
The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was $3.91 at a Maverik station at 500 W. Main St. in Newcastle.
The highest county average was found in Teton Countyat $4.53 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Natrona at $4.10.
These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.
All counties had an average price of more than $4.00 per gallon.
Today’s Big Movers:
Lincoln County was up 24 cents; Albany County was up 20 cents; Uinta County was up 14 cents; Carbon and Converse counties were up 8 cents; Park County was up 7 cents, and Platte County was down 10 cents.
*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $4.22; Big Horn $4.23; Campbell $4.18; Carbon $4.15; Converse $4.23; Crook $4.23; Fremont $4.26; Goshen $4.17; Hot Springs $4.30; Johnson $4.24; Laramie $4.16; Lincoln $4.57; Natrona $4.10; Niobrara $4.23; Park $4.32; Platte $4.30; Sheridan $4.18; Sublette $4.23; Sweetwater $4.36; Teton $4.53; Uinta $4.35; Washakie $4.23; Weston: $4.09.
*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $4.08; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.91; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.17.
Looking at trends for Wyoming’s gas prices, using records since 2008, there seems to be a ballistic trajectory.
You would think the lowest prices were many years ago, but that isn’t the case. Our lowest gas price this year was seen on Jan. 1 and prices have gone up since then, growing by an average of almost $1 per gallon since New Year’s day.
These stats put things into better perspective:
Highest Record Average 05/15/22 $4.229
Lowest Record Average 12/29/08 $1.397
Highest Average This Year 05/15/22 $4.229
Lowest Average This Year 01/01/22 $3.239
Highest Average Last Year 08/07/21 $3.565
Lowest Average Last Year 01/01/21 $2.167
Highest Average on This Day 05/17/22 $4.226
Lowest Average on This Day 05/17/20 $1.817
Wyoming’s average price is currently hovering near $4.23 per gallon and if the increase of 4.7 cents in the last week is any indication, we could easily see an average near $4.30 this time next week, or soon after.
The U.S. average alone is up 13 cents from this time last week, to $4.526.
Wyoming sits among the middle of state averages, with Kansas being the lowest at $4.006 per gallon and California, posting a whopping $6.021 average.
Hang in there Wyoming, and we’ll get through this. What goes up, must come down.
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*Note: Prices in this report are for reference only. They are gathered just prior to posting, and may not reflect prices that have changed since last posted.