By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
The price of gas in Wyoming declined by 0.8 cents on Friday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.30 per gallon.
The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 4.8 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up by $1.27 per gallon from one year ago.
Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.59 for a gallon of regular.
High and Low Prices:
The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Friday was in Jackson at $5.18 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was $3.98 at the Maverik station at 1301 Third St. in Laramie.
Uinta County was the county with the highest average price on Friday, $4.65 per gallon, while Albany County had the lowest average at $4.06.
These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.
Friday’s Big Movers:
Uinta County was up 37 cents; Sheridan County was up 20 cents; Rawlins was up 15 cents; Sheridan and Kemmerer were up 11 cents; Weston and Lincoln counties were up 10 cents; Evanston was up 9 cents; Newcastle was up 8 cents; Platte County was down 31 cents; Rock Springs was down 10 cents; Converse County was down 8 cents, and Albany and Fremont counties were down 6 cents.
*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county:
Albany $4.06; Big Horn $4.31; Campbell $4.26; Carbon $4.24; Converse $4.20; Crook $4.27; Fremont $4.29; Goshen $4.23; Hot Springs $4.34; Johnson $4.26; Laramie $4.18; Lincoln $4.62; Natrona $4.10; Niobrara $4.31; Park $4.35; Platte $4.31; Sheridan $4.40; Sublette $4.31; Sweetwater $4.37; Teton $4.64; Uinta $4.65; Washakie $4.31; Weston: $4.30.
The Most Common Price/s:
$4.31 cents per gallon, with five counties reporting this as the average.
*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:
Basin $4.27; Buffalo $4.22; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.34; Douglas $4.15; Evanston $4.47; Gillette $4.15; Jackson $4.49; Kemmerer $4.44; Laramie $3.98; Lusk $4.12; Newcastle $4.18; Pinedale $4.42; Rawlins $4.42; Riverton $4.22; Rock Springs $4.19; Sheridan $4.37; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.31; Wheatland $4.09; Worland $4.27.
To drive or not to drive? That’s the question on everyone’s lips this Memorial Day weekend.
The summer season is here, and in Wyoming, that means road trips and vacations. According to GasBuddy.com, 58% of Americans are planning to take to the highways this year, even though the price at the pump is nearly $1.50 higher than last year at this time.
This is partly due to airfares grabbing about 25% more than money than last year and partly because after COVID restrictions and a a long Wyoming winter, people are ready get out of Dodge.
What can we expect this weekend at the pump? Wyoming’s average sits at an eye-popping $4.30 cents for a gallon of regular gas.
It’s only Friday, so with trends being upwards, I wouldn’t be surprised if by Monday, we could be a cent or two higher. A cent or two higher doesn’t sound like a lot to some people, but remember, we are $1.27 higher than this time last year.
For most of us, we feel like that proverbial frog in a soup pot. The only question is, how high will our limit be? How much heat can we take?
With prices predicted to average $5 per gallon nationally by August, and Wyoming lagging about 20 cents behind, this might be the best time to hit the road.
Drive carefully and let us know the cheapest prices you pay when exploring the Cowboy State.
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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.