By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s average price per gallon of $3.87 on Tuesday is up 1 cent from our last report of $3.86 on Monday.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 2 cents from a week ago and is up 33 cents per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for a gallon of gas remained above the national average of $3.75
High and Low Prices:
The highest reported gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Moose at the Conoco on 12170 Dornan Road, reporting $4.98 per gallon. The lowest price in Wyoming was in Laramie at the Tumbleweed Express on 4700 Bluebird Lane, reporting $3.09 per gallon.
The highest county average is in Teton County, with an average of $4.59 per gallon. The county with the lowest average is Albany County at $3.51 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 $3.51; Big Horn $4.10; Campbell $3.57; Carbon $4.05; Converse $3.83; Crook $3.79; Fremont $4.02; Goshen $3.79; Hot Springs $3.95; Johnson $3.83; Laramie $3.49; Lincoln $4.25; Natrona $3.60; Niobrara $3.60; Park $4.21; Platte $4.09; Sheridan $3.69; Sublette $3.96; Sweetwater $3.91; Teton $4.59; Uinta $4.14; Washakie $3.94; Weston: $3.82
*The lowest Price, reported by GasBuddy, in selected Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.16; Buffalo $3.77; Casper $3.42; Cheyenne $3.30; Cody $3.94; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.05; Gillette $3.49; Jackson $4.34; Kemmerer $4.08; Laramie $3.09; Lusk $3.59; Newcastle $3.74; Pinedale $3.94; Rawlins $3.79; Riverton $3.88; Rock Springs $3.72; Sheridan $3.35; Sundance $3.89; Thermopolis $3.90; Wheatland $3.74; Worland $3.85
Tim’s Observations: Ending the 14 week stretch of gas prices declining, the nation’s average gas price has posted a rise of 3.2 cents from a week ago to $3.87 per gallon today. The national average is down 17.5 cents from a month ago but 33 cents higher than a year ago.
Wyoming and other planes states could see a coming spike in prices.
“I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a wider gamut of price behaviors coast to coast in my career. A slew of unexpected refinery disruptions, including fires and routine maintenance, have seemingly all happened in a short span of time, causing wholesale gas prices to spike in areas of the West Coast, Great Lakes and Plains states – and some of those areas could see prices spike another 25-75 cents per gallon or more until issues are worked out,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
“In addition, as Tropical Storm Ian nears the U.S. coast, some refiners could see limited disruption. As a precaution, GasBuddy has activated its Fuel Availability Tracker for motorists in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Hopefully, disruptions will be very limited due to Ian, but there remain many factors driving prices both up and down across the country.”
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*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.