By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
On Tuesday the price of gasoline in Wyoming fell by 5 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.78.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 14 cents per gallon from one week ago and is up by $1.64 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $5.02 for a gallon of regular.
High and Low Prices:
The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $5.53 per gallon and the lowest surveyed price was $4.24 per gallon at Laramie’s Tumbleweed Express at 4700 Bluebird Lane.
The county with the highest average price was Teton at $5.14 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Converse at $4.47. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.
*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $4.62; Big Horn $4.76; Campbell $4.74; Carbon $4.73; Converse $4.47; Crook $4.92; Fremont $4.72; Goshen $4.74; Hot Springs $4.92; Johnson $4.79; Laramie $4.70; Lincoln $4.76; Natrona 4.51; Niobrara $4.76; Park $4.77; Platte $4.76; Sheridan $4.92; Sublette $4.98; Sweetwater $4.75; Teton $5.14; Uinta $4.98; Washakie $4.80; Weston: $4.62.
*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.79; Buffalo $4.69; Casper $4.35; Cheyenne $4.57; Cody $4.89; Douglas $4.47; Evanston $4.77; Gillette $4.67; Jackson $4.89; Kemmerer $4.67; Laramie $4.24; Lusk $4.89; Newcastle $4.85; Pinedale $4.99; Rawlins $4.62; Riverton $4.69; Rock Springs $4.69; Sheridan $4.87; Sundance $4.89; Thermopolis $4.89; Wheatland $4.59; Worland $4.69.
As gas prices continue to rise, it seems there’s nowhere to run. I do mean that quite literally. The spots in the state that had formerly boasted the state’s lowest gas prices are seeing those costs rise to the middle of the price range.
One example is Cheyenne, where the price of gas as recently as a couple of months ago was ranging from $3.69 to $3.99 per gallon but is now averaging $4.61.
Even the overnight jumps are causing people to doubt their eyesight. In today’s report, Newcastle went from $4.47 to $4.85 in just 24 hours.
In the last one and one-half months, gas prices in Wyoming have risen by from 15 to 25 cents per gallon per week. Is this a pace we can handle when there’s no place to run to?
Note: Just before posting this report, I checked the Wyoming average, only to find it up another penny from the $4.77 cents I started with.
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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.