By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 2 cents per gallon on Friday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.81.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 8 cents per gallon from one week ago and is up $1.68 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $5.03 for a gallon of regular, up 1 cent from Thursday.
High and Low Prices:
The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Friday was in Jackson at $5.53. The lowest price was in Laramie, $4.24 per gallon at the Tumbleweed Express at 4700 Bluebird Lane.
The county with the highest average price was Platte at $5.05 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Converse at $4.44.
These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.
*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $4.63; Big Horn $4.90; Campbell $4.80; Carbon $4.78; Converse $4.44; Crook $4.79; Fremont $4.74; Goshen $4.74; Hot Springs $4.84; Johnson $4.79; Laramie $4.72; Lincoln $4.79; Natrona $4.58; Niobrara $4.79; Park $4.94; Platte $5.05; Sheridan $4.93; Sublette $4.79; Sweetwater $4.81; Teton $4.79; Uinta $4.95; Washakie $4.81; Weston: $4.66.
*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.77; Buffalo $4.74; Casper $4.47; Cheyenne $4.59; Cody $4.99; Douglas $4.54; Evanston $4.77; Gillette $4.58; Jackson $4.99; Kemmerer $4.77; Laramie $4.24; Lusk $4.56; Newcastle $4.47; Pinedale $4.99; Rawlins $4.66; Riverton $4.69; Rock Springs $4.74; Sheridan $4.79; Sundance $4.99; Thermopolis $4.81; Wheatland $4.79; Worland $4.68.
As of this writing, Wyoming reached another milestone today with a statewide average cost of $4.81 for a gallon of gas.
Looking at the average weekly trend, and seeing 13- to 20-cent weekly increases, Wyoming could see $4.90 per gallon by this time next week. The predicted $5.00 per gallon by July Fourth now seems like more of a possibility.
Going into this weekend, prices across the state are mixed. Prices in a little more than half the state ticked upward, with Platte County leading the pack with a rise of 27 cents per gallon in one day.
There were bright spots in the state, as in Crook County, where the average price dropped by 19 cents in one day.
Declines like this could be the result of local price wars or the county’s average being based on a report from a single station, which can occur in smaller counties.
Another bright spot in the state was in Teton County, usually the holder of the state’s highest average gas price. On Friday, the average dropped from $5.10 per gallon to $4.79. This is probably the result of decreased demand in the area, due to Yellowstone National Park’s recent closure.
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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.