By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s average price per gallon of $3.81, is down 1 cent from our last report of $3.82 on Friday.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 13 cent from a week ago, and is up 21 cents per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained above the national average of $3.72.
High and Low Prices:
The highest reported gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday was in Moose at the Conoco on 12170 Dornan Rd., reporting $5.08 per gallon. The lowest price in Wyoming was in Laramie at the Tumbleweed Express on 4700 Bluebird Ln., reporting $3.09 per gallon.
The highest county average is in Teton County, with an average of $4.71 per gallon. The county with the lowest average, is Natrona County, with $3.27 per gallon. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stations surveyed.
*The average price, reported by AAA, in each Wyoming county:
Albany $3.84; Big Horn $4.13; Campbell $3.29; Carbon $4.05; Converse $3.76; Crook $3.79; Fremont $3.99; Goshen $3.89; Hot Springs $3.95; Johnson $3.81; Laramie $3.51; Lincoln $4.31; Natrona $3.27; Niobrara $3.74; Park $4.15; Platte $4.06; Sheridan $3.59; Sublette $3.96; Sweetwater $3.83; Teton $4.71; Uinta $4.17; Washakie $4.07; Weston: $3.84
*The lowest Price, reported by GasBuddy, in selected Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.17; Buffalo $3.80; Casper $3.15; Cheyenne $3.36; Cody $3.82; Douglas $3.83; Evanston $4.16; Gillette $3.19; Jackson $4.54; Kemmerer $4.16; Laramie $3.09; Lusk $3.69; Newcastle $3.77; Pinedale $3.89; Rawlins $3.79; Riverton $3.84; Rock Springs $3.69; Sheridan $3.45; Sundance $3.94; Thermopolis $3.90; Wheatland $3.68; Worland $3.97
While Wyoming’s average has dropped for the thirteenth straight week, there are some county averages that buck the trend. Albany, Converse, Natrona and Sublette counties were all up 1 cent per gallon from our last report. Park county was up 2 cents per gallon, and Weston county was up 3 cents per gallon.
Although nationally, the average has also dropped for 13 straight weeks, across the country, the decline is also not so steady for prices at the pump.
“We continue to see the national average price of gasoline decline, now for the thirteenth straight week. But, we’re seeing drastically different price behaviors from coast to coast, with some areas seeing noticeable increases while others are seeing decreases,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
“Refinery issues in California are leading to increases in areas supplied by the state’s refineries, including areas of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and of course, California. Gasoline supply remains tight for the East Coast with some modest moves up, while prices continue to edge lower in the Plains, South and areas of the Great Lakes.
“For now, I believe the drop in prices will overpower the increases, leading to potentially another decline this week, but we’re in a very fragile time and certainly could see a broader move higher in the weeks ahead.”
*Note: We use AAA.com for the county and state averages and GasBuddy.com for the low prices in our selected cities. 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.