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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline declined by 1.8 cents per gallon in Wyoming on Tuesday to average $4.29 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 3.5 cents per gallon from one week ago, and was up $1.28 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, unchanged from Monday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $5.18 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was $3.98 per gallon at the Maverik station at 1301 Third St. in Laramie.

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.67 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany at $4.02. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Tuesday’s Big Movers:

Lincoln County was up 29 cents; Sublette County was up 17 cents; Platte County was up 13 cents; Goshen County was up 7 cents, and Hot Springs was up 6 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.02; Big Horn $4.27; Campbell $4.21; Carbon $4.22; Converse $4.27; Crook $4.27; Fremont $4.30; Goshen $4.18; Hot Springs $4.33; Johnson $4.26; Laramie $4.17; Lincoln $4.50; Natrona $4.11; Niobrara $4.27; Park $4.33; Platte $4.43; Sheridan $4.27; Sublette $4.45; Sweetwater $4.36; Teton $4.67; Uinta $4.27; Washakie $4.27; Weston: $4.17. 

Most Common County Average:

$4.27 per gallon, with seven counties reporting this price. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.29; Buffalo $4.19; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.29; Douglas $4.12; Evanston $4.38; Gillette $4.11; Jackson $4.48; Kemmerer $4.33; Laramie $3.98; Lusk $4.19; Newcastle $4.12; Pinedale $4.42; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.22; Rock Springs $4.29; Sheridan $4.17; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.29; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.27.  

Tim’s Observations:

Sometimes it’s hard to put into perspective just how wild the oil futures market is. Why was gas so cheap a couple of year ago, and why is it so high now? Politics aside, and just looking at oil prices, you can easily understand where we were, where we are, and likely where we are heading. 

This graphic from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) shows oil prices steadily climbing since their all time low of $-37.63 per barrel of oil. Yes, that’s a negative selling price. I’m still not sure how that works except that when prices were negative, that would theoretically mean that if you were trying to sell a barrel of oil, you would have to pay a buyer $37.63. 

This is in part because of the way in which oil is traded. At the time this occurred, the world’s supply was maxed out and nobody wanted the oil because there was no place to put it. 

Sounds crazy but it’s simple supply and demand. There was no demand, yet the oil taps couldn’t just be turned off. 

As of Tuesday, Brent oil prices were $113.39 per barrel.  From the record low of $-37.63, to today’s price, is a rise of $150.03.



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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, May 23, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gasoline prices declined by 0.9 cents per gallon on Monday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.27 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 4.4 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up $1.26 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, which was down 1 cent from Sunday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday was in Jackson at $5.18 per gallon. The lowest price was at the Maverik station at 1301 Third St. in Laramie, $3.98.

The county with the highest average gas price was Teton at $4.68 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany at $4.01. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Monday’s Big Movers:

Converse County was up 8 cents per gallon; Platte County was down 5 cents; Goshen and Hot Springs counties were down 6 cents; Big Horn County was down 8 cents; Lincoln County was down 23 cents, and Uinta County was down 41 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.01; Big Horn $4.28; Campbell $4.20; Carbon $4.23; Converse $4.28; Crook $4.28; Fremont $4.28; Goshen $4.11; Hot Springs $4.28; Johnson $4.25; Laramie $4.18; Lincoln $4.28; Natrona $4.11; Niobrara $4.28; Park $4.35; Platte $4.30; Sheridan $4.28; Sublette $4.28; Sweetwater $4.38; Teton $4.68; Uinta $4.28; Washakie $4.28; Weston: $4.16. 

Most Common County Average:

$4.28 per gallon, with 11 counties reporting this price. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.29; Buffalo $4.19; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.29; Douglas $4.12; Evanston $4.38; Gillette $4.11; Jackson $4.48; Kemmerer $4.33; Laramie $3.98; Lusk $4.19; Newcastle $4.12; Pinedale $4.42; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.22; Rock Springs $4.29; Sheridan $4.17; Sundance $4.25; Thermopolis $4.31; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.27.  

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, May 22, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming on Sunday increased by 0.4 cents over the previous 24 hours to average $4.27 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 6.2 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up $1.24 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.58 for a gallon of regular down 0.9 cents from Saturday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Sunday was in Jackson at $5.18 per gallon. The lowest price was $3.98 per gallon at the Maverik station at 1301 Third St. in Laramie.

The county with the highest average price was Uinta at $4.69 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany at $4.04. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Sunday’s Big Movers:

Uinta County was up 22 cents; Teton County was up 15 cents; Sheridan County was up 11 cents; Lusk was up 7 cents, and Platte County was down 6 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.04; Big Horn $4.36; Campbell $4.18; Carbon $4.19; Converse $4.20; Crook $4.27; Fremont $4.27; Goshen $4.17; Hot Springs $4.33; Johnson $4.23; Laramie $4.19; Lincoln $4.51; Natrona $4.11; Niobrara $4.27; Park $4.32; Platte $4.35; Sheridan $4.29; Sublette $4.27; Sweetwater $4.35; Teton $4.65; Uinta $4.69; Washakie $4.27; Weston: $4.16. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.29; Buffalo $4.19; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.29; Douglas $4.12; Evanston $4.38; Gillette $4.11; Jackson $4.48; Kemmerer $4.33; Laramie $3.98; Lusk $4.19; Newcastle $4.12; Pinedale $4.42; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.22; Rock Springs $4.29; Sheridan $4.17; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.29; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.27.  

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, May 20, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline increased by 0.8 cents per gallon on Friday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.27 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up by 6.1 cents per gallon from one week ago, and by $1.26 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, which is a U.S. record and is up 1.2 cents from Thursday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Friday was in Jackson at $4.82 per gallon. The lowest price, $3.96, was found at the Gasamat station at 709 S. Third St. in Laramie.

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.50 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany at $4.00. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. All 23 of Wyoming’s counties had average prices of more than $4.00 per gallon.

Friday’s Big Movers:

Platte County was up 30 cents; Lincoln County was up 28 cents; Buffalo was up 26 cents; Niobrara County was up 17 cents; Basin was up 16 cents; Lusk was up 13 cents; Sheridan was up 12 cents; Pinedale and Converse County were up 10 cents; Worland and Hot Springs County were up 8 cents; Kemmerer was up 7 cents; Big Horn County was up 6 cents; Teton County was down 19 cents; Casper was down 16 cents, and Subette County was down 13 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.00; Big Horn $4.36; Campbell $4.19; Carbon $4.16; Converse $4.21; Crook $4.27; Fremont $4.26; Goshen $4.13; Hot Springs $4.33; Johnson $4.25; Laramie $4.20; Lincoln $4.53; Natrona $4.12; Niobrara $4.27; Park $4.32; Platte $4.40; Sheridan $4.18; Sublette $4.27; Sweetwater $4.38; Teton $4.50; Uinta $4.47; Washakie $4.30; Weston: $4.16. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.29; Buffalo $4.19; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.29; Douglas $4.12; Evanston $4.35; Gillette $4.13; Jackson $4.48; Kemmerer $4.38; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $4.12; Newcastle $4.13; Pinedale $4.44; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.32; Sheridan $4.17; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.29; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.27.  

Tim’s Observation:

On this past Tuesday, I postulated that by Tuesday of next week, Wyoming could see an average gas price of $4.30 per gallon. After flirting briefly with the $4.30 average, today’s average price retreated slightly $4.27 per gallon. Yet prices are expected to climb again as the national average increases. 

GasBuddy forecasts are now suggesting that the U.S. average could reach $5.00 per gallon by August. With Wyoming averaging 25 to 30 cents below the national average, that would be $4.70 to $4.75 per gallon at your local pump. Every state in the U.S. now averages above the $4.00 mark. 

Normally, gas prices bottom out during the first week of February and then begin to rise again, typically topping out just before Memorial Day. In 2021, higher oil prices pushed gas prices up and prices continued to climb at a time when they traditionally decline. Pump prices this year have climbed since Jan. 1 and they haven’t looked back. 

2022 looks to echo the trend in 2021, and rise during a period of normal relief. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday May 19, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 2.5 cents per gallon on Thursday over 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 8.3 cents per gallon from one week ago and by $1.30 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.62 for a gallon of regular, which is a U.S. record and up 3.3 cents from Wednesday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Thursday was in Jackson at $4.93 per gallon. The lowest price $3.99, was found in Casper at the Conoco station at 1001 E. 2nd St. and the Sinclair station at 1232 E. 12th St.

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.58 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany at $4.07. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. 

The average gas price in all 23 of Wyoming’s counties remained above $4 per gallon.

Today’s Big Movers:

Lincoln County was up 28 cents a gallon; Buffalo was up 25 cents; Platte County was up 20 cents; Niobrara County was up 17 cents; Basin was up 16 cents; Hot Springs County was up 8 cents; Carbon County was up 6 cents; Uinta County was down 18 cents, and Casper was down 16 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.07; Big Horn $4.35; Campbell $4.20; Carbon $4.27; Converse $4.13; Crook $4.27; Fremont $4.27; Goshen $4.18; Hot Springs $4.33; Johnson $4.25; Laramie $4.20; Lincoln $4.53; Natrona $4.13; Niobrara $4.27; Park $4.32; Platte $4.50; Sheridan $4.14; Sublette $4.43; Sweetwater $4.34; Teton $4.58; Uinta $4.27; Washakie $4.27; Weston: $4.15. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.29; Buffalo $4.19; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.29; Douglas $4.09; Evanston $4.31; Gillette $4.17; Jackson $4.49; Kemmerer $4.31; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $4.14; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.32; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.25; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.19. 

Tim’s Observations:

A quick note for today. On this past Tuesday’s observations, I predicted a Wyoming average of $4.30 cents per gallon by next week. It didn’t take three days, because Wyoming current average is already there. More on the summer outlook tomorrow.  

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gasoline price increased by 0.5 cents per gallon on Wednesday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.255 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 5.8 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 $4.57 for a gallon of regular, which is a U.S. record, and up 3.4 cents from Tuesday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was $4.78 per gallon in Jackson, while the lowest was $3.91 at the Maverik station at 500 W. Main St. in Newcastle.

The county with the highest average gas price was Teton at $4.69 and the lowest average was found in Albany County at $4.02.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. All Wyoming counties had an average price of more than $4.00 per gallon.

Today’s Big Movers:

Newcastle was up 23 cents; Sublette County was up 20 cents; Teton County was up 16 cents; Casper was up 15 cents; Jackson was up 12 cents; Douglas was up 11 cents; Uinta County was up 10 cents; Gillette was up 9 cents; Big Horn, Carbon and Crook counties were up 7 cents; Rock Springs and Weston County were up 6 cents; Hot Springs County was down 5 cents; Converse County was down 11 cents; Niobrara County was down 13 cents; Albany County was down 20 cents, and Lincoln County was down 32 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.02; Big Horn $4.30; Campbell $4.20; Carbon $4.22; Converse $4.11; Crook $4.30; Fremont $4.26; Goshen $4.18; Hot Springs $4.25; Johnson $4.24; Laramie $4.18; Lincoln $4.25; Natrona $4.14; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.32; Platte $4.30; Sheridan $4.18; Sublette $4.43; Sweetwater $4.38; Teton $4.69; Uinta $4.45; Washakie $4.25; Weston: $4.15. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $4.15; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.29; Douglas $4.09; Evanston $4.31; Gillette $4.17; Jackson $4.49; Kemmerer $4.31; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $4.14; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.32; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.25; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.19.  

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 0.7 cents per gallon on Tuesday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.233 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up by 4.7 cents per gallon over one week ago by $1.24 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.526 for a gallon of regular, which was a U.S. record, and up 3.4 cents from Monday.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was $3.91 at a Maverik station at 500 W. Main St. in Newcastle.

The highest county average was found in Teton Countyat $4.53 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Natrona at $4.10. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. 

All counties had an average price of more than $4.00 per gallon.

Today’s Big Movers:

Lincoln County was up 24 cents; Albany County was up 20 cents; Uinta County was up 14 cents; Carbon and Converse counties were up 8 cents; Park County was up 7 cents, and Platte County was down 10 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.22; Big Horn $4.23; Campbell $4.18; Carbon $4.15; Converse $4.23; Crook $4.23; Fremont $4.26; Goshen $4.17; Hot Springs $4.30; Johnson $4.24; Laramie $4.16; Lincoln $4.57; Natrona $4.10; Niobrara $4.23; Park $4.32; Platte $4.30; Sheridan $4.18; Sublette $4.23; Sweetwater $4.36; Teton $4.53; Uinta $4.35; Washakie $4.23; Weston: $4.09.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $4.08; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.91; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.17. 

Tim’s Observations:

Looking at trends for Wyoming’s gas prices, using records since 2008, there seems to be a ballistic trajectory. 

You would think the lowest prices were many years ago, but that isn’t the case. Our lowest gas price this year was seen on Jan. 1 and prices have gone up since then, growing by an average of almost $1 per gallon since New Year’s day. 

These stats put things into better perspective: 

Highest Record Average            05/15/22    $4.229

Lowest Record Average             12/29/08    $1.397

Highest Average This Year         05/15/22    $4.229

Lowest Average This Year          01/01/22    $3.239

Highest Average Last Year         08/07/21    $3.565

Lowest Average Last Year          01/01/21    $2.167

Highest Average on This Day     05/17/22    $4.226

Lowest Average on This Day      05/17/20    $1.817

Wyoming’s average price is currently hovering near $4.23 per gallon and if the increase of 4.7 cents in the last week is any indication, we could easily see an average near $4.30 this time next week, or soon after. 

The U.S. average alone is up 13 cents from this time last week, to $4.526. 

Wyoming sits among the middle of state averages, with Kansas being the lowest at $4.006 per gallon and California, posting a whopping $6.021 average. 

Hang in there Wyoming, and we’ll get through this. What goes up, must come down. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, May 16, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gas price went up by 1.7 cents on Monday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.23 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 3.1 cents per gallon from one week ago was up $1.24 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.491 for a gallon of regular, which is a US record high. 

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday was in Jackson at $4.79 per gallon, while the lowest surveyed price was $3.91 per gallon at the Maverik station at 500 W. Main St. in Newcastle.

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.50 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany, with $4.02. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. All counties averaged above $4.00 per gallon.

Today’s Big Movers:

Converse County was up 16 cents; Jackson was up 13 cents; Lincoln County was up 11 cents; Teton County was up 10 cents; Crook County was up 7 cents; Fremont County was down 5 cents; Riverton was down 8 cents; Kemmerer was down 10 cents; Platte County was down 11 cents; Sublette County was down 24 cents, and Uinta County was down 27 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.02; Big Horn $4.21; Campbell $4.10; Carbon $4.15; Converse $4.15; Crook $4.27; Fremont $4.21; Goshen $4.14; Hot Springs $4.30; Johnson $4.21; Laramie $4.17; Lincoln $4.33; Natrona $4.10; Niobrara $4.21; Park $4.23; Platte $4.40; Sheridan $4.20; Sublette $4.21; Sweetwater $4.35; Teton $4.50; Uinta $4.21; Washakie $4.21; Weston: $4.10.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $4.08; Jackson $4.39; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.94; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.91; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.19. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, May 15, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming fell by 2.5 cents on Sunday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.21 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 4.3 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up $1.20 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.465 for a gallon of regular, which is a US record high. 

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Sunday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest price was $3.91 per gallon at the Maverik station at 500 W. Main St. in Newcastle.

The county with the highest average gas price was Platte at $4.59 per gallon. The county with the lowest average price was Converse at $3.99. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Sublette County was up 24 cents a gallon; Uinta County was up 17 cents; Sheridan County was up 12 cents; Platte County was up 10 cents; Converse County was up 9 cents; Rock Springs was up 6 cents, and Carbon County was down 7 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.99; Big Horn $4.22; Campbell $4.10; Carbon $4.14; Converse $4.09; Crook $4.22; Fremont $4.26; Goshen $4.13; Hot Springs $4.30; Johnson $4.22; Laramie $4.15; Lincoln $4.22; Natrona $4.11; Niobrara $4.22; Park $4.26; Platte $4.59; Sheridan $4.22; Sublette $4.45; Sweetwater $4.35; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.48; Washakie $4.22; Weston: $4.10.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $4.08; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.94; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.91; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.26; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.17. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, May 13, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming declined by 1.4 cents per gallon on Friday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.20 per gallon

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 3.2 cents per gallon from one week ago and is up $1.22 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.428 for a gallon of regular, which is a US record high. 

High And Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Thursday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest price was found atht eMaverik station at 500 W. Main St. in Newcastle at $3.92 per gallon.

The county with the highest average price was Teton, with an average of $4.39 per gallon. The county with the lowest average price was Converse at $3.96. 

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Platte County was up 26 cents per gallon, Sweetwater County was up 6 cents; Albany County was down 9 cents; Uinta County was down 13 cents and Lincoln County was down 21 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.96; Big Horn $4.20; Campbell $4.09; Carbon $4.21; Converse $3.97; Crook $4.21; Fremont $4.26; Goshen $4.16; Hot Springs $4.30; Johnson $4.19; Laramie $4.16; Lincoln $4.21; Natrona $4.11; Niobrara $4.21; Park $4.26; Platte $4.49; Sheridan $4.10; Sublette $4.21; Sweetwater $4.36; Teton $4.39; Uinta $4.21; Washakie $4.23; Weston: $4.11.

Most Common Price:

$4.21 per gallon, with six counties reporting that as the average.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.99; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $4.08; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.94; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale $4.34; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.19; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.24; Thermopolis $4.26; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.17. 

Tim’s Observations:

This is going to be less of an observation and more of a suggestion. 

With Wyoming’s average price for a gallon of regular hovering around $4.20, what does that mean for your summer vacation plans? Do you drive? Do you fly? Do you just stay home and wear out the button on the TV remote? 

Your plans see the big mouse in Florida or take a bite of the Big Apple and might seem out of reach now, but don’t despair. There are plenty of one-tank trips here in the Cowboy State. 

Let’s look at a few places that we pass every day, some you might be familiar with and some that Wyomingites might have never been to…yet.

Ayers Natural Bridge – Between Glenrock and Douglas

As one of the original rest stops for Oregon Trail pioneers, Ayers Natural bridge is now a rest stop for travelers and those just seeking shelter from the summer heat. With camping spots for longer stays and picnic tables in abundance, you’ll want to pack a lunch, get out into the river under the rocks and cool off. 

Wild Horses and Wildlife – Between Green River and Rock Springs 

Just take a detour off Interstate 80 and drive the “Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop” and you are likely to see wild horses and other Wyoming wildlife. This 24 mile gravel road takes about 1.5 hours to travel end-to-end and is best driven in the morning or evening for optimum wildlife encounters.

Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site – 45 Miles East of Riverton

This location might be a bit remote but it still makes a great one-tank or one-day road trip. Not for the faint of heart — or vehicle — 4x4s are recommended but that’s half the fun. Everyone knows someone in Wyoming with a four-by, right? Combine families for a super-sized trip. 

Named for its castle-like rock structures, it is worth the trip, if only to see the rocks themselves. But then there is the added attraction of petroglyphs that are thousands of years old. Maybe left by other day-trippers? 

Sinks Canyon – 8 Miles South of Lander

The Popo Agie River is one of Wyoming’s wonders. Located in the southern Wind River Mountains’ Sinks Canyon State Park, it is the home to the “Sinks and Rises.” — a portion of the Popo Agie that dives below the limestone rocks, only to emerge, or rise, again over a one-quarter mile downstream. This is a one-tank trip that can easily be extended into a one weekend trip. With camping and hiking for every taste, this is an anchor destination for summertime fun. 

And that’s just the tip of the Wyoming adventure iceberg. You really don’t have to go broke going across country, when there’s plenty to see in our own state. Even if you have been to these locations, I’d bet a tank of gas that there’s something new and exciting in Wyoming that you haven’t seen yet. Ask a friend, or better yet, invite them to guide you. Don’t sit and listen to the wind all summer, unless it’s from an open car window. Wyoming adventure is just a tank of gas away!

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, May 12, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming increased by 0.5 cents per gallon on Thursday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.20.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up by 5.8 cents per gallon, over a week ago, and was $1.23 per gallon higher than one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.424 for a gallon of regular, which is a record high. 

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Thursday was in Jackson at $4.54 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was at a Sinclair station at 802 E. 2nd St. in Gillette, $3.89 per gallon.

The county with the highest average price of gas was Teton at $4.39. The county with the lowest average price was Converse at $3.99.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Lincoln County was up 12 cents; Campbell and Carbon counties were up 7 cents; Converse County was down 7 cents, and Sheridan County was down 10 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.05; Big Horn $4.19; Campbell $4.06; Carbon $4.17; Converse $3.99; Crook $4.20; Fremont $4.24; Goshen $4.16; Hot Springs $4.31; Johnson $4.19; Laramie $4.13; Lincoln $4.55; Natrona $4.08; Niobrara $4.20; Park $4.26; Platte $4.23; Sheridan $4.10; Sublette $4.20; Sweetwater $4.30; Teton $4.39; Uinta $4.33; Washakie $4.20; Weston: $4.10.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.97; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $3.89; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $4.04; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale $4.33; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.18; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.19; Thermopolis $4.28; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.16. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 1.5 cents Wednesday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.20 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 7.4 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up $1.29 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.40 for a gallon of regular, which is a US record high. 

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Wednesday was in Jackson at with $4.54 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was $3.89 at the Sinclair station at 802 E. 2nd St. in Gillette.

Teton County had the highest average price of any county in the state Wednesday, $4.39, while Campbell County had the lowest average price at $3.99.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Cities: Sundance up 14 cents; Sheridan up 11 cents; Thermopolis up 10 cents; Worland up 8 cents; Laramie up 7 cents; Cheyenne, Cody and Evanston up 6 cents, ad Rawlins up 5 cents.

Counties: Lincoln County up 24 cents; Albany County up 13 cents; Sheridan County up 10 cents; Niobrara County up 9 cents; Crook County up 6 cents; Uinta County down 6 cents, and Sublette County down 16 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.05; Big Horn $4.19; Campbell $3.99; Carbon $4.10; Converse $4.06; Crook $4.25; Fremont $4.22; Goshen $4.13; Hot Springs $4.31; Johnson $4.18; Laramie $4.12; Lincoln $4.43; Natrona $4.09; Niobrara $4.19; Park $4.25; Platte $4.19; Sheridan $4.19; Sublette $4.19; Sweetwater $4.30; Teton $4.39; Uinta $4.34; Washakie $4.19; Weston: $4.10.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.97; Cheyenne $3.99; Cody $4.24; Douglas $3.97; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $3.89; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.27; Laramie $3.96; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale $4.33; Rawlins $4.09; Riverton $4.18; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $4.05; Sundance $4.19; Thermopolis $4.28; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.16. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming fell by 1.5 cents on Tuesday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.18 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 5 cents per gallon over a week ago, and is up $1.26 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.372 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest price was at the Sinclair station at 802 E. 2nd St. in Gillette, $3.86 per gallon.

Teton and Uinta counties tied as the counties with the highest average price at $4.40 per gallon. Albany County had the lowest average price among counties at $3.92.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed

Today’s Big Movers:

Sublette County was up by 19 cents per gallon, while Rawlins was down by 10 cents per gallon. 

The Most Common County Average: 

$4.18 to $4.19 cents per gallon, with seven counties reporting this average. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.92; Big Horn $4.19; Campbell $3.97; Carbon $4.15; Converse $4.05; Crook $4.19; Fremont $4.20; Goshen $4.13; Hot Springs $4.31; Johnson $4.18; Laramie $4.12; Lincoln $4.19; Natrona $4.07; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.24; Platte $4.19; Sheridan $4.09; Sublette $4.35; Sweetwater $4.29; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.40; Washakie $4.19; Weston: $4.10.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.86; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.93; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

Tim’s Observations:

It’s already been a long, hard year for gas prices, and we aren’t even halfway through. The rest of the year isn’t going to be any easier. 

After a brief period of decline in March, prices have steadily risen in recent weeks, topping off today with an all-time national high average of $4.371 per gallon of unleaded regular, having risen 15 cents per gallon in the last week alone.  

As the summer driving season is set to kick off, reports by GasBuddy and the Energy Information Administration indicate we could see another 20 cents per gallon on top of what we are paying now. 

Another summer issue to consider is hurricane season, starting June 1 and ending Nov. 1. 

I grew up in Florida, and I know that even a modest storm striking the Gulf Coast could damage or take out refineries, putting ore of a strain on an already volatile market.  Four oil refineries in Louisiana and Mississippi that provided 900,000 barrels per day of petroleum products were seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and it took weeks to start producing again. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, May 9, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 2.5 cents on Monday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.19 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 6.5 cents per gallon from one week ago and is up $1.23 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.325 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest surveyed price was at the Sinclair Station at 802 E. 2nd St. in Gillertte, $3.86 per gallon.

The county with the highest average cost was Uinta, with an average of $4.41 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany, with $3.93. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Teton County was up 22 cents; Riverton was up 10 cents; Carbon was up 8 cents; Uinta County was down 9 cents, and Campbell County was down 22 cents.

The Most Common County Average: 

$4.16 to $4.18 cents per gallon, with seven counties reporting this average. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.93; Big Horn $4.17; Campbell $3.95; Carbon $4.18; Converse $4.01; Crook $4.18; Fremont $4.20; Goshen $4.10; Hot Springs $4.31; Johnson $4.18; Laramie $4.11; Lincoln $4.16; Natrona $4.06; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.24; Platte $4.16; Sheridan $4.04; Sublette $4.16; Sweetwater $4.33; Teton $4.38; Uinta $4.41; Washakie $4.22; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.86; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.93; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.14; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday PM, May 8, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming dropped by 2 cents per gallon on Sunday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.14 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 4.3 cents per gallon from a week ago and was $1.22 per gallon higher than one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.31 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Sunday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon.  The lowest surveyed price was at the Gillette Sinclair station at 802 E. 2nd St. at $3.87 per gallon.

The county with the highest average price for gas was Uinta County at $4.37 per gallon, while Albany County was the county with the lowest average at $3.95 — the only county with an average of less than $4.00.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Campbell County was up 16 cents per gallon; Washakie County was up 8 cents; Hot Springs County was up 6 cents; Carbon County was down 6 cents; Sheridan County was down 8 cents; Uinta County was down 13 cents; Lincoln County was down 28 cents and Teton County was down 34 cents.

The Most Common County Average: 

$4.16 cents per gallon, with seven counties reporting this average. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.95; Big Horn $4.16; Campbell $4.16; Carbon $4.10; Converse $4.07; Crook $4.16; Fremont $4.20; Goshen $4.06; Hot Springs $4.31; Johnson $4.18; Laramie $4.10; Lincoln $4.16; Natrona $4.04; Niobrara $4.16; Park $4.23; Platte $4.16; Sheridan $4.02; Sublette $4.16; 

Sweetwater $4.26; Teton $4.16; Uinta $4.50; Washakie $4.22; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.86; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.94; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, May 8, 2022

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The price of gas increased on Friday by 2 cents over the previous 24 hours to average $4.16.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 5.4 cents per gallon, from a week ago and by $1.22 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.287 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Friday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest price was found at the Sinclair Station in Gillette at 802 E. 2nd St., at $3.87 per gallon.

The county with the highest average price was Uinta at $4.50 per gallon. The county with the lowest average was Albany at $3.92 — the only county with an average price beloww $4.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed  

Today’s Big Movers:

Uinta County was up by 37 cents per gallon; Lincoln County was up 31 cents; Converse County was up 8 cents and Sublette County was down 17 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.92; Big Horn $4.16; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $4.16; Converse $4.06; Crook $4.16; Fremont $4.19; Goshen $4.06; Hot Springs $4.25; Johnson $4.18; Laramie $4.10; Lincoln $4.44; Natrona $4.00; Niobrara $4.16; Park $4.22; Platte $4.16; Sheridan $4.10; Sublette $4.16; Sweetwater $4.27; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.50; Washakie $4.16; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.86; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.94; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

Tim’s Observations:

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Brent Crude’s price will average $108 per barrel in the second quarter of 2022, and $102 per barrel in the second half of 2022. The good news is, it’s expected that the average price per barrel will fall to $93 in 2023. The downside is this price forecast is very uncertain. 

Actual prices will depend on the impact of current and future sanctions imposed on Russia and how the actions of independent corporations affect Russia’s oil production and sale on the global market. 

It is still expected that global oil inventories will increase at an average rate of 500,000 barrels per day through the end of 2023, which will push crude oil prices lower. 

The EIA estimates that 98.3 million barrels per day of petroleum and liquid fuels was consumed globally in March 2022. This is an increase of 2.4 million barrels per day from a year ago. 

The EIA forecasts that global consumption of petroleum and liquid fuels will average 99.8 million barrels per day through 2022. The agency also forecasts global consumption of petroleum and liquid fuels will rise by 1.9 million barrels per day in 2023.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, May 5, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gas prices increased by 1.7 cents on Thursday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.14 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 5.2 cents per gallon from a week ago and is up by $1.23 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.256 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Thursday was $4.78 per gallon in Jackson. The lowest price was found in Gillette, $3.86 per gallon, at the Sinclair at 802 E. 2nd St. 

The county with the highest average gas price was Teton at $4.40 per gallon. Albany County had the lowest average at $3.94.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.  

Today’s Big Movers:

Sublette County’s average gas price was up by 20 cents; Campbell County was up by 8 cents; Converse County was down by 9 cents and Uinta County was down by 20 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.94; Big Horn $4.13; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $4.13; Converse $3.98; Crook $4.13; Fremont $4.22; Goshen $4.06; Hot Springs $4.25; Johnson $4.18; Laramie $4.06; Lincoln $4.13; Natrona $3.99; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.19; Platte $4.13; Sheridan $4.09; Sublette $4.33; Sweetwater $4.23; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.13; Washakie $4.11; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.87; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.94; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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The price of gasoline in Wyoming remained relatively steady Wednesday from the previous 24 hours, increasing by 0.1 cent to average $4.13 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 5.6 cents per gallon from one week ago is up by $1.22 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.234 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Wednesday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest price continued to be at the Sinclair at 802 E. 2nd St., in Gillette at $3.86 per gallon.

The county with the highest average gas price as Teton at $4.40 per gallon, while Albany County was the county with the lowest average price, $3.96.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.  

Today’s Big Movers:

Uinta County up 31 cents; Sweetwater County up 19 cents; Campbell County up 8 cents; Hot Springs County up 5 cents; Platte County down 41 cents, and Lincoln County down 13 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.96; Big Horn $4.13; Campbell $3.92; Carbon $4.13; Converse $4.07; Crook $4.12; Fremont $4.24; Goshen $4.03; Hot Springs $4.25; Johnson $4.15; Laramie $4.04; Lincoln $4.13; Natrona $4.00; Niobrara $4.13; Park $4.22; Platte $4.09; Sheridan $4.05; Sublette $4.13; 

Sweetwater $4.25; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.43; Washakie $4.14; Weston: $4.06.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.86; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.94; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 1.7 cents on Tuesday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.14 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 6 cents per gallon, over a week ago, and is up by $1.21 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.22 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon. The low price leader was at Gillette’s Sinclair Station at 802 E. 2nd St., which was selling gas for $3.86 per gallon. 

The county with the highest average was Platte at $4.50 per gallon and the county with the lowest average was Campbell at $3.92. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.  

Today’s Big Movers:

Platte County was up 40 cents per gallon; Sublette County was up 24 cents; Sundance was up 21 cents; Lincoln County was up 19 cents; Casper and Gillette were up 8 cents; Big Horn and Converse counties were up 6 cents, and  Riverton was up 5 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.93; Big Horn $4.16; Campbell $3.92; Carbon $4.15; Converse $4.06; Crook $4.12; Fremont $4.20; Goshen $4.03; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.14; Laramie $4.02; Lincoln $4.29; Natrona $4.01; Niobrara $4.12; Park $4.22; Platte $4.50; Sheridan $4.07; Sublette $4.32; Sweetwater $4.06; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.12; Washakie $4.12; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.867; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.89; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.94; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.26; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.18; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

Tim’s Observations:

This is a brief observation and not one I enjoy reporting. 

Today, the national average price for a gallon of unleaded regular reached $4.22. The last time we were at this price was in 2014.

However, we have a way to go before reaching the U.S. average price record high since 1998 of $3.70 in 2012, which, when adjusted for inflation, is $4.69 per gallon today.

Either price is a long way from the the lowest national average since 1998 of $1.12 per gallon, or $1.99 after adjusting for inflation.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, May 2, 2022

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The price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 2.1 cents per gallon on Monday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.12 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 5.1 cents per gallon over a week ago, and was up $1.21 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.194 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday  was in Wheatland at $4.69 per gallon.  The lowest price continued to be $3.78 at Gillette’s M.G. Oil Co. at 502 El Camino Rd.

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.37, while the lowest average price was in Albany County at $3.87.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.  

Today’s Big Movers:

Johnson County, up 15 cents; Sheridan, up 9 cents; Sublette County, up 9 cents; Park County, up 7 cents, and Uinta County, down 22 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.87; Big Horn $4.10; Campbell $3.88; Carbon $4.14; Converse $3.99; Crook $4.10; Fremont $4.20; Goshen $4.02; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.14; Laramie $3.99; Lincoln $4.10; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.18; Platte $4.10; Sheridan $4.03; Sublette $4.18; 

Sweetwater $4.13; Teton $4.37; Uinta $4.10; Washakie $4.10; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.78; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.96; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.09; Rock Springs $4.19; Sheridan $3.93; Sundance $3.84; Thermopolis $4.15; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, May 1, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gas prices declined by 2.8 cents on Sunday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.08 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 0.7 cents per gallon from a week ago, and is up by $1.18 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.164 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Sunday was in Worland at $4.69 per gallon. The lowest price in the state continued to be found at Gillette’s M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Rd., $3.78 per gallon. 

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.40 per gallon and the county with the lowest average was Albany, with $3.83. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.  

Today’s Big Movers:

Sheridan Counnty down 19 cents; Lincoln County down 18 cents; Albany County down 7 cents, and Goshen County up 12 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.83; Big Horn $4.11; Campbell $3.89; Carbon $4.11; Converse $4.00; Crook $4.11; Fremont $4.24; Goshen $3.11; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.99; Lincoln $4.11; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.11; Park $4.11; Platte $4.11; Sheridan $3.94; Sublette $4.11; Sweetwater $4.15; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.32; Washakie $4.11; Weston: $4.07.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.98; Evanston $4.21; Gillette $3.78; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.35; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.96; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $4.04; Riverton $4.09; Rock Springs $4.19; Sheridan $3.93; Sundance $3.84; Thermopolis $4.15; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, April 28, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline increased on Thursday over the previous 24 hours by 2.3 cents per gallon to average $4.10 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 3 cents per gallon, over a week ago and has increased by $1.21 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.142 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline in Wyoming on Thursday was in Jackson, with $4.86 per gallon. Two stations in Gillette continued to share the distinction of having the lowest price gas in the state — M.G. Oil Co. at 502 El Camino Rd., and the Maverik at 1616 U.S. Highway 14-16 — $3.75 per gallon.

The county with the highest average price as Teton at $4.52 per gallon, while Campbell County had the lowest average at $3.91. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. 

Today’s Big Movers:

Teton County up 13 cents per gallon, Sheridan up 9 cents; Uinta down 6 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.85; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $3.91; Carbon $4.07; Converse $4.00; Crook $4.12; Fremont $4.08; Goshen $3.95; Hot Springs $4.17; Johnson $4.01; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.42; Natrona $3.97; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.218; Platte $4.08; Sheridan $4.04; Sweetwater $4.20; Sublette $4.32; Teton $4.52; Uinta $4.36; Washakie $4.08; Weston: $4.06

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.91; Evanston $4.29; Gillette $3.75; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale NO REPORT; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.09; Rock Springs $4.16; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance NO REPORT; Thermopolis $4.13; Wheatland $4.09; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased by 0.6 cents on Wednesday over the previous 24 hours, bringing the state’s average to $4.09 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 1.7 cents per gallon from one week ago and has increased by $1.16 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.135 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Wednesday was in Jackson at $4.86 per gallon. Two locations in Gillette shared the lowest price at $3.75 — M.G. Oil Co. at 502 El Camino Rd., and Maverick at 1616 U.S. Highway 14-16.

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.39, while Campbell had the lowest average at $3.90.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Albany County was down 15 cents per gallon; Converse down 12; Fremont down 9; Lincoln up 29 and Sublette up 24 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.85; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $3.90; Carbon $4.05; Converse $3.98; Crook $4.12; Fremont $4.08; Goshen $3.98; Hot Springs $4.16; Johnson $4.00; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.45; Natrona $3.97; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.22; Platte $4.08; Sheridan $3.95; Sweetwater $4.18; Sublette $4.30; Teton $4.39; Uinta $4.30; Washakie $4.08; Weston: $4.03

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.91; Evanston $4.29; Gillette $3.75; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale NO REPORT; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.09; Rock Springs $4.16; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance NO REPORT; Thermopolis $4.13; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gas price increased by 1.6 cents over the previous 24 hours on Tuesday to average $4.08.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 0.7 cents per gallon from one week ago and by $1.18 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.126 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday was in Jackson at $4.86 per gallon. The price war in Gillette continued, with M.G. Oil Co. at 502 El Camino Rd. and the Maverik at 1616 U.S. Highway 14-16, both selling gas for $3.75 per gallon. 

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.39 per gallon and the county with the lowest average was Campbell, at $3.93. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stations surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Albany and Uinta counties were both down 9 cents per gallon; Converse County was up 11.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.04; Big Horn $4.06; Campbell $3.93; Carbon $4.06; Converse $4.10; Crook $4.06; Fremont $4.17; Goshen $3.94; Hot Springs $4.16; Johnson $4.00; Laramie $3.97; Lincoln $4.06; Natrona $3.96; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.22; Platte $4.06; Sheridan $4.01; Sweetwater $4.18; Sublette $4.06; Teton $4.39; Uinta $4.34; Washakie $4.06; Weston: $4.03

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.92; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.20; Douglas $3.91; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $3.75; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale NO REPORT; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.09; Rock Springs $4.16; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance NO REPORT; Thermopolis $4.13; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

Tim’s Observations:

This is getting tough. Lately, gas prices have been harder to track than Bigfoot! There have been some areas of relatively steady prices, such as Gillette. The prices in other locations seem to jump up and down with no rhyme or reason. Part of that might be supply and demand. 

When a smaller town’s gas stations fill up their tanks, it takes longer for them to empty due to lower demand. They might  buy gas when the price is low and by the time they are ready for a refill, the price might have jumped 30 cents. It is just as likely that the reverse is true. 

This makes for some real head scratchers, such as on Monday, when Albany County’s price jumped by 30 cents per gallon and Campbell County’s fell by 14 cents.

According to GasBuddy, the price of gas has risen more than 5 cents per gallon over a week ago, to $4.126. This price is still down 13 cents from a month ago. 

The website reports that oil prices dropped on fears of more Chinese COVID lockdowns. This would affect China’s demand and thus the global market as a whole. 

A barrel of oil is now $10 lower than it was a week ago. The ripple effect will no doubt take time to hit our pumps and just how it will is going to be interesting to track. 

You can help us track prices in Wyoming. If you download the GasBuddy app and report prices where you are, I’ll see them an include the lowest and highest in this report. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, April 25, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gasoline in Wyoming fell by 1.4 cents on Monday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.07 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 4.1 cents per gallon from one week ago and is $1.16 per gallon higher than one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.117 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday was in Jackson at $4.86 per gallon.  The war for the lowest price continued in Gillette, with both M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Rd. and the Maverik at 1616, U.S. Highway 14-20 offering a gallon of regular unleaded for $3.75 per gallon.

The county with the highest average price was Uinta at $4.45 per gallon. The county with the lowest average price was Goshen at $3.90. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Monday’s Big Movers:

Albany County was up 33 cents per gallon, Fremont was up 7 cents per gallon and Campbell was down 14 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.13; Big Horn $4.09; Campbell $3.95; Carbon $4.06; Converse $3.98; Crook $4.09; Fremont $4.21; Goshen $3.90; Hot Springs $4.16; Johnson $4.00; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.09; Natrona $3.95; Niobrara $4.09; Park $4.21; Platte $4.09; Sheridan $4.09; Sweetwater $4.21; Sublette $4.09; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.45; Washakie $4.09; Weston: $4.00

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.91; Evanston $4.29; Gillette $3.75; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.92; Pinedale NO REPORT; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.09; Rock Springs $4.16; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance NO REPORT; Thermopolis $4.13; Wheatland $4.08; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, April 24, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming increased by 0.3 cents per gallon on Sunday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.09 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 5.6 cents per gallon from one week ago, and increased by $1.15 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.102 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Sunday was in Jackson at $4.86 per gallon.  The lowest reported price was $3.77 per gallon at the M.G. Oil Company 502 El Camino Rd. and the Maverik at 1616 U.S. Highway 14-16, both in Gillette.

The county with the highest average price for gasoline as Teton, with an average of $4.40 per gallon, while Albany County had the lowest average at $3.80. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed 

Today’s Big Movers:

Riverton, up 15 cents per gallon, Rock Springs up 12 cents and Wheatland up 20 cents. Uinta County’s average price as up 31 cents, Campbell County’s was up 12 cents and Sweetwater County’s was up 9 cents. Lincoln County’s price fell by 29 cents, and Platte County was down 11 cents. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.80; Big Horn $4.09; Campbell $4.09; Carbon $4.07; Converse $4.05; Crook $4.09; Fremont $4.14; Goshen $3.93; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.00; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.09; Natrona $3.97; Niobrara $4.09; Park $4.23; Platte $4.06; Sheridan $4.03; Sweetwater $4.24; Sublette $4.09; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.39; Washakie $4.09; Weston: $4.00

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.92; Cody $4.20; Douglas $3.91; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $3.77; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.98; Pinedale $4.29; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.14; Rock Springs $4.19; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.09; Wheatland $4.09; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, April 22, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of Wyoming gasoline increased by 3.5 cents per gallon on Friday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.10 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was up 9.7 cents per gallon over a week ago, and was up by $1.21 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.113 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Friday was in Jackson, at $4.78 per gallon. The lowest reported price was $3.79 at the M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Rd. in Gillette. The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.40 per gallon and the county with the lowest average was Albany, at $3.85. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stations surveyed. 

Friday’s Big Movers:

Campbell County’s average was up 10 cents per gallon, Platte County’s was up 14 cents, Lincoln County’s was up 32 cents, while Sublette County’s average was down 21 cents per gallon.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.85; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $3.97; Carbon $4.05; Converse $4.00; Crook $4.08; Fremont $4.13; Goshen $3.94; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.97; Lincoln $4.38; Natrona $3.96; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.19; Platte $4.20; Sheridan $4.01; Sweetwater $4.15; Sublette $4.08; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.08; Washakie $4.08; Weston: $3.94

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.88; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.89; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $3.79; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.87; Pinedale $4.23; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.07; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.89; Worland $4.08. 

Tim’s Observations:

What’s the frack? 

Fracking isn’t a dirty word, at least not in Wyoming. The most common way to drill a natural gas or oil well here uses fracking. But what is fracking? 

Fracking is short for Hydraulic Fracturing, the process of injecting water or other solutions at high pressure into very deep wells to fracture the surrounding rock at the drill head, thus releasing more gas or oil. 

Sounds simple enough, right? It’s well known in the petroleum industry that fracking has led to a renaissance in U.S. oil production. The process has turned old closed wells into producers again while making new wells even more productive.

However the process doesn’t come without controversy.

The largest fear is that fracking will pollute groundwater and harm the surface water as well. 

There are many theories, yet little evidence of groundwater contamination as a result of hydraulic fracturing. According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), fracking takes place too deep to be the cause of any contamination. 

According to this info-graphic from the API, hydraulic fracturing takes place thousands of feet below the water table, often at depths of 6,000 feet or more. The graphic would seem to imply it would be practically impossible to contaminate the water table thousands of feet above. 

Of course accidents can happen, and although rare the possibility of contamination is seen as an unjustifiable risk by some people while others see that risk as negligible. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, April 21, 2022

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By Tim Madness, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gas price declined by 1 cent per gallon on Thursday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.06.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 3.6 cents per gallon over a week ago, and up $1.17 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.104 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Thursday was in Wheatland at $4.59 per gallon.  The lowest reported price was $3.79 at the M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Rd. in Gillette.

The county with the highest average price on Thursday was Teton with with an average of $4.40 per gallon, and the county with the lowest average was Albany, with $3.77. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. 

Today’s Big Movers:

The city of Kemmerer is up 11 cents per gallon, while Teton County was down 9 cents Crook County was up 9 cents and Lincoln was down 39 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.77; Big Horn $4.06; Campbell $3.87; Carbon $4.04; Converse $4.06; Crook $4.10; Fremont $4.06; Goshen $3.94; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.06; Natrona $3.95; Niobrara $4.06; Park $4.22; Platte $4.06; Sheridan $3.98; Sweetwater $4.20; Sublette $4.29; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.06; Washakie $4.06; Weston: $3.94

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.88; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.89; Evanston $4.27; Gillette $3.79; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.39; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.87; Pinedale $4.23; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.07; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.89; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gas price declined by 1.4 cents from the previous 24 hours on Wednesday to average $4.06 per gallon

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 2.4 cents per gallon from one week ago and is $1.16 higher per gallon than one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.104 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Wednesday was in Wheatland at $4.59 per gallon.  The lowest reported price was $3.73 at the M.G. Oil Company located at 502 El Camino Rd. in Gillette. The highest county average was in Teton County, with an average of $4.49 per gallon and the county with the lowest average was Albany, with $3.80. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed 

Today’s Big Movers:

Average prices were up sharply in just a few counties, while the prices across the rest of the state remained relatively steady. Teton County was up 37 cents per gallon, Converse was up 18 cents, Lincoln was up 40 cents, while Sublette was up 19 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.80; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $3.89; Carbon $4.06; Converse $4.07; Crook $4.01; Fremont $4.12; Goshen $3.94; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.97; Lincoln $4.45; Natrona $3.93; Niobrara $4.07; Park $4.21; Platte $4.07; Sheridan $4.05; Sweetwater $4.20; Sublette $4.26; Teton $4.49; Uinta $4.07; Washakie $4.07; Weston: $3.94

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.85; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.89; Evanston $4.29; Gillette $3.73; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.86; Pinedale NO REPORT; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.89; Worland $4.08. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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Wyoming’s average cost of gas increased Tuesday by 4.2 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.07 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 5.7 cents per gallon, over a  week ago and has increased by $1.17 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.095 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Tuesday as in Wheatland at $4.59 per gallon.  The lowest reported price was $3.73 at the M.G. Oil Company in Gillette.

The counties with the highest average price on Tuesday wee Fremont and Park counties at $4.17. Albany County had the lowest average price at $3.86.

Today’s Big Movers:

Douglas, up 11 cents per gallon, Teton County, down 28 cents, and Park County, up 15 cents per gallon.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.82; Big Horn $4.05; Campbell $3.85; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.89; Crook $4.05; Fremont $4.17; Goshen $3.90; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.00; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $4.05; Natrona $3.93; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.17; Platte $4.05; Sheridan $4.05; Sweetwater $4.12; Sublette $4.05; Teton $4.12; Uinta $4.05; Washakie $4.05; Weston: $3.94

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.85; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.18; Douglas $3.89; Evanston $4.29; Gillette $3.73; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.86; Pinedale NO REPORT; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.89; Worland $4.07. 

Tim’s Observations:

There are a lot of people out there pushing electric vehicles and a lot of interest despite the negative press. But it’s just interest at this point. 

Electric vehicle sales haven’t really gone up that much. A lot of the hesitation to buy is from what’s called “range anxiety” — concerns about how far a car can travel on a charge and anxiety over finding a charger when needed so the driver isn’t stranded in the middle of nowhere. 

In fairness, that can happen with an empty gas tank as well. Most roadside assistance programs will bring you a few gallons of gas, or charge you up enough to get you to a place to top off. 

America’s infrastructure isn’t ready yet to implement an electrified transportation network. That is something that can change.

EV range is also increasing every year and charge times are getting quicker. 

The Tesla Model 3 and the Ford Mach E both get 345 miles per charge. Some of the coming new crop of EVs can be charged to 80% in the time it takes to go into the convenience store and grab a Slurpee. 

With conventional engines and EV fast becoming equal in convenience, what is the over all comparison? Let’s look at three factors, vehicle cost, maintenance, and cost per mile to fuel vs. charge.

According to Kelly Blue Book, $56,437 is the average cost of an EV, while the average cost of a comparable conventional sedan is $42,458, about a $14,000 difference. 

However, if you are looking to swap one for the other, there are two more factors to consider. 

According to AAA, electric vehicles do not require as much maintenance as a conventional vehicle, since they don’t require an oil changes or air filters, tune-ups and other similar services. If maintained according to the automakers’ recommendations, electric vehicles cost $949 less per year to maintain than gas-powered cars.

To get you down the road, whether it’s by charging or filling up with gas, there’s a cost per mile to get you from A to B. 

According to one 3-year test conducted by Car & Driver magazine, you can expect costs to range from 6.6 cents to 8.53 cents per mile for an EV, although the cost van top 11 cents per mile if you opt for a fast charge. 

With the current average price of gasoline running $4.10 per gallon, the expected price per mile is around 10.7 cents. This is during a price spike. When gas prices were one-third lower than today, that cost per mile would be practically the same as the most economical EV, with all the convenience of a complete fuel infrastructure.

To be honest, this is simplified overview of costs. There are a lot of other factors to consider when it comes to energy cost, convenience, and purchase price. When looking at the cost of any vehicle, it’s best to look as a long term average rather than what it costs today. Tomorrow is guaranteed to be a completely different story.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, April 18, 2022

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Wyoming’s gas prices fell by 1.1 cents on Monday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.02 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 0.8 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up by $1.11 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.069 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Monday was in Wheatland at $4.59 per gallon. The lowest reported price was $3.73 at the M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Road in Gillette. 

The county with the highest average price was Teton at $4.40 per gallon and the county with the lowest average is Albany, with $3.86. 

Monday’s Big Movers:

Cody, up 11 cents per gallon; Pinedale up 10 cents; Sundance down 8 cents; Thermopolis up 8 cents; Campbell County up 8 cents; Lincoln County down 35 cents; Sublette County down 23 cents, and Uinta County down 56 cents per gallon. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.86; Big Horn $4.02; Campbell $3.88; Carbon $4.01; Converse $34.02; Crook $4.02; Fremont $4.09; Goshen $3.88; Hot Springs $4.02; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $3.94; Natrona $3.92; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.02; Platte $4.02; Sheridan $3.99; Sweetwater $4.13; Sublette $4.02; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.02; Washakie $4.02; Weston: $3.94

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.82; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.21; Douglas $3.77; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.73; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.87; Pinedale $4.24; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.92; Sundance $3.89; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.89; Worland $4.07. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Saturday, April 16, 2022

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The price of gas in Wyoming increased by 2.4 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.03 on Saturday.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 1.7 cents per gallon from one  week ago is $1.12 higher per gallon than one year.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.06 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Saturday was in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon.  There was a four-way tie for the lowest price, $3.77 per gallon at the M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Road in Gillette, the Maverick at 1616 U.S. Highway 14-16 in Gillette, the Maverik at 1108 W. Yellowstone Highway in Douglas and the Conoco at 1115 W. Yellowstone Highway, also in Douglas.. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. 

Note: The county with the lowest average price is Albany, with an average of $3.74 for a gallon of regular.

Saturday’s Big Movers:

Uinta County, up 23 cents per gallon, Lincoln County up 26 cents, Converse County up 16 cents, Sublette County up 22 cents and Park County, down 6 cents per gallon. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.80; Big Horn $4.03; Campbell $3.80; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.98; Crook $4.02; Fremont $4.15; Goshen $3.89; Hot Springs $4.02; Johnson $4.02; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $4.29; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.09; Platte $4.02; Sheridan $3.98; Sweetwater $4.16; Sublette $4.25; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.58; Washakie $4.02; Weston: $3.97

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.81; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.77; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.77; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.81; Lusk $3.99; Newcastle $3.88; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $3.99; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, April 15, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s price of gas feell by 0.2 cents over the previous 24 hours on Friday to average $4.02 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was down 0.2 cents per gallon from a week ago and is up $1.13 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.069 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Friday was in Jackson at with $4.78 per gallon.  There was a tie for lowest price per gallon of regular between the M.G. Oil Company at 502 El Camino Road in Gillette and two stations in Douglas —the Maverik at 1108 W. Yellowstone Highway and Conoco at 1115 W. Yellowstone Highway. All three of these stations reported a price of $3.77 per gallon. These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed. 

Note: The county with the lowest average price is Albany, with an average of $3.74 for a gallon of regular.

Friday’s Big Movers:

Uinta County, up 31 cents per gallon, Fremont County, up 11 cents, Campbell County, down 12 cents, and Teton County, down 10 cents per gallon. 

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.74; Big Horn $4.03; Campbell $3.87; Carbon $4.03; Converse $3.82; Crook $4.01; Fremont $4.15; Goshen $3.89; Hot Springs $4.03; Johnson $4.04; Laramie $3.95; Lincoln $4.03; Natrona $3.86; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.15; Platte $4.03; Sheridan $3.98; Sweetwater $4.08; Sublette $4.03; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.35; Washakie $4.03; Weston: $3.99

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.81; Cheyenne $3.91; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.77; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.77; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.81; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.88; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $3.99; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

Tim’s Observations:

Everyone is talking about electric vehicles today. Partly because of the recent spike in the price of gasoline at the pump and partly because the Biden administration is promoting them heavily. But what does that mean for Wyoming? Before doing that, let’s look at a country that has the highest number of EVs in the world, Norway.

Norway has the largest number of electric vehicles in the world, with 60% of all new car sales. 

Ninety-five percent of Norway’s electricity comes from hydroelectric generation. Even with cheap electricity, the consumption in Norway has increased and the coutry is unable to keep up with demand. 

As an example, in 2018, a lack of rain and low wind speed caused the price of electricity to skyrocket. As a result, Norway resorted to coal power and fossil fuel to make up the difference. And Norway has seen a net increase in CO2 emissions.

By comparison, the Cowboy State has the second-lowest number of EVs in the U.S., with 456, ahead of North Dakota, with 220. Wyoming doesn’t have the luxury of hydro power on par with Norway, but we do get a fair amount of our power generation that way. Most of our power generation is from coal, something we have in abundance. 

Norway has a population density of 38 people per square mile, compared to Wyoming, at six people per square mile. Driving across Norway with the current crop of EVs would be easier than trying to get from Cheyenne to Cody. Even if we did have low electric prices here, as of yet, we just don’t have the charging infrastructure for charging, even as EV charging is getting faster, and vehicle range is increasing.

For Wyoming, one benefit of the electrification of transportation, is the recent find of rare earth mineral in our state. In a recent Cowboy State Daily article, two companies were reported to be working to develop and process rare earth deposits in Wyoming in the face of escalating demand.

We might like them, or not, but it seems EVs will be a growing segment of what’s on the Wyoming roads of tomorrow. How Wyoming copes with and integrates them might serve as a model for how the rest of the country does the same. 

In my next observations segment, I’ll talk about the operating costs of EVs and compare them to conventional internal combustion engines, and give you some pros and cons for each. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, April 14, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gasoline price dropped by 2.3 cents over the previous 24 hours on Thursday to average $4.02 per gallon of unleaded regular.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 2.8 cents per gallon from one week ago and is up $1.13 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.062 for a gallon of regular.

High and Low Prices:

The highest gasoline price in Wyoming on Thursday was in Jackson at $4.86 per gallon.  Dethroning Douglas on Thursday as the city with the lowest gas price in Wyoming was Gillette, where the price of gas at the M.G. Oil Co. at 502 El Camino Road was $3.75 per gallon.

These are the highest and lowest reported prices among those stationed surveyed.

Today’s Big Movers:

Fremont County, up 8 cents per gallon, and Teton County, up 10 cents.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.82; Big Horn $4.05; Campbell $3.99; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.82; Crook $4.04; Fremont $4.04; Goshen $3.87; Hot Springs $4.04; Johnson $4.04; Laramie $3.95; Lincoln $4.04; Natrona $3.86; Niobrara $4.04; Park $4.09; Platte $4.04; Sheridan $4.04; Sweetwater $4.11; Sublette $4.4; Teton $4.50; Uinta $4.04; Washakie $4.04; Weston: $3.99

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.81; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.77; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.74; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.81; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.88; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $3.99; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

On Wednesday the price of gasoline in Wyoming increased by 2.2 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.04.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was down 0.4 cents per gallon from a week ago and was up $1.15 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.074 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.84; Big Horn $4.02; Campbell $3.97; Carbon $4.02; Converse $3.79; Crook $4.02; Fremont $4.04; Goshen $3.86; Hot Springs $4.02; Johnson $4.04; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $4.02; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $4.02; Park $4.13; Platte $4.02; Sheridan $4.02; Sweetwater $4.10; Sublette $4.10; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.02; Washakie $4.10; Weston: $3.99

The big movers today:

Rock Springs, up 7 cents per gallon, while Uinta County dropped 37 cents and Platte County dropped 32 cents.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.94; Casper $3.85; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.77; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.77; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $4.19; New Castle $3.88; Pinedale $4.13; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.97; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

On Tuesday the price of gasoline fell by 1.4 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.02.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 2.8 cents per gallon from one week ago and is up $1.14 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.083 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.87; Big Horn $4.03; Campbell $3.98; Carbon $4.03; Converse $4.03; Crook $4.01; Fremont $4.00; Goshen $3.89; Hot Springs $4.03; Johnson $4.04; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $4.39; Natrona $3.89; Niobrara $4.03; Park $4.09; Platte $4.34; Sheridan $3.99; Sweetwater $4.08; Sublette $4.15; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.34; Washakie $4.03; Weston: $4.03

The big movers Tuesday were Platte County, up 35 cents per gallon, and Uinta County, up 33 cents. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.85; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.81; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $4.19; New Castle $3.88; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.99; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

Tim’s Observations: 

Where does Wyoming sit in the hierarchy of U.S. oil producing states? Just how much impact does our production impact the jump at the pump? Let’s look at the top seven oil producing states. 

  1. Texas
    Total barrels annually (2020): 1.78 billion
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 43.02%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 150.12 million
  2. North Dakota
    Total barrels annually (2020): 434.89 million
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 10.53%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 34.59 million
  3. New Mexico
    Total barrels annually (2020): 370.40 million
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 8.97%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 42.69 million
  4. Oklahoma
    Total barrels annually (2020): 171.74 million
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 4.16%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 11.84 million
  5. Colorado
    Total barrels annually (2020): 167.83 million
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 4.06%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 12.24 million
  6. Alaska
    Total barrels annually (2020): 163.85 million
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 3.97%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 13.38 million
  7. Wyoming
    Total barrels annually (2020): 89.04 million
    Share of U.S. production (2020): 2.16%
    Barrels per month (November 2021): 8.79 million
    Wyoming might be seventh in the nation for oil production, but the difference between fourth place and seventh is a mere 3.05 million barrels per month. Can we to better? I’m sure we can!

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, April 11, 2022

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This price is the lowest reported price among those stationed surveyed.

By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming fell by 0.9 cents on Monday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.03 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 3.6 cents per gallon from a  week ago and was up $1.17 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.098 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.80; Big Horn $4.03; Campbell $4.02; Carbon $4.03; Converse $3.87; Crook $4.03; Fremont $4,04; Goshen $3.87; Hot Springs $4.02; Johnson $4.03; Laramie $3.95; Lincoln $4.40; Natrona $3.89; Niobrara $4.03; Park $4.13; Platte $3.99; Sheridan $4.03; Sweetwater $4.09; Sublette $4.03; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.03; Washakie $4.03; Weston: $3.99

The big movers today are Lincoln Country, where the average increased by 36 cents to $4.40, and Platte County, where the price increased by 30 cents per gallon of regular to average $4.29. The mean price reported by nine counties was $4.03 per gallon.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.85; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.81; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.38; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.88; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $3.99; Sheridan $3.94; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, April 10, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

On Sunday, the price of gas in Wyoming dropped by 0.8 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.04.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is down 2.8 cents per gallon from a  week ago and is up $1.15 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.099 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.86; Big Horn $4.15; Campbell $4.01; Carbon $4.00; Converse $4.05; Crook $4.05; Fremont $4,09; Goshen $3.88; Hot Springs $4.00; Johnson $4.01; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $4.05; Natrona $3.89; Niobrara $4.05; Park $4.14; Platte $3.99; Sheridan $3.99; Sweetwater $4.15; Sublette $4.05; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.05; Washakie $4.05; Weston: $3.99

The biggest mover was Lusk, up 21 cents per gallon of regular.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.85; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.83; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.38; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $4.19; New Castle $3.87; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.97; Sundance $NO REPORT; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.07. 

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Cowboy State Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, April 8, 2022

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On Friday, the average price of gas in Wyoming increased by 1 cent per gallon over the previous 24 hours to average $4.05 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was down 5.3 cents per gallon from one week ago and was up by $1.20 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.128 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.87; Big Horn $4.04; Campbell $3.98; Carbon $4.08; Converse $3.91; Crook $4.01; Fremont $4.15; Goshen $3.90; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.01; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.04; Natrona $3.90; Niobrara $4.04; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.04; Sheridan $3.99; Sublette $4.04; Sweetwater $4.15; Teton $4.04; Uinta $4.32; Washakie $4.04; and Weston $3.99

The big movers today were Campbell County, down 18 cents per gallon and Lincoln County, down 30 cents. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.99; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.13; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08. 

Tim’s Observations:

When oil consumption goes up, you would think that the laws of supply and demand would cause an immediate increase in production, right? Not always. Let me try to explain.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, it doesn’t always look like there’s a rush to “drill baby, drill.” There are many steps from hole in the ground to nozzle in the tank and they all take time. 

Let’s take a look at those steps to get to your local gas station. 

The first step would be identifying a site to drill. This is complex geologist voodoo that requires walking around with two sticks, and when they cross, well, “X” marks the spot. 

I jest, but the process really is complex and it takes time to find a “reservoir.”

Once a site is located, a lease must be obtained before drilling can begin. There are landowner mineral rights to consider and if the oil is on public lands, the federal government has its own unique process for obtaining a lease.

After you lease a plot of land, then what? You have to get permits to drill before hauling out a drilling rig and poking holes in the ground. 

Again, the government has its requirements. There are environmental impacts studies to be done and then those studies must be studied. I wish that part was a joke but it’s not.

The approved and permitted site then must be prepared for drilling. Preparation takes a relatively short period of time, normally about three weeks. Prepping a site can include clearing and fencing, construction of a fracking pond and getting the necessary equipment to the site. 

This is followed by the actual drilling prep, which adds another one to three weeks, when the rig itself is set up.

Now drilling can begin! Drilling a 10,000-foot well can take two to four weeks, and if it’s an offshore well, it can take three to four months. That’s just to reach the reservoir. Once the well is drilled, the drilling rig must be removed and preparations must be made for fracking.

It takes about a week to prepare for fracking, and then another 10 days to carry out the process itself. Once the prep is done, adding production tubing can take another week, followed by two to three weeks of “flowback.” This is the early production stage during when oil and gas are mixed with water and sand. 

The largest oil and gas fields can average one to five years from being discovered to first production and require 17 years of production to reach peak output. 

Now the oil can be pumped, piped and shipped to refineries.

Once the oil has gone through a quality control analysis that lasts about 12 hours, the actual refining process can begin — and continue for about another 12 hours. So in and out in 24 hours, not bad huh? 

All in all, the round trip from the ground to tank can take as long as five years and a day. That gives us plenty of time to fill a 72-ounce soda and heat up a burrito at our favorite gas station. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, April 7, 2022

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On Thursday, gas prices in Wyoming went up by an average of 1.1 cents over the previous 24 hours to average $4.05

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price was down by 3.1 cents per gallon from a  week ago and was up by $1.20 per gallon for unleaded regular from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.145 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.82; Big Horn $4.06; Campbell $4.16; Carbon $4.04; Converse $3.84; Crook $3.99; Fremont $4.11; Goshen $3.91; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.01; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.34; Natrona $3.91; Niobrara $4.06; Park $4.09; Platte, $4.06; Sheridan $3.99; Sublette $4.15; Sweetwater $4.11; Teton $4.06; Uinta $4.37; Washakie $4.06; and Weston $4.07

The big movers today were Teton County, up 34 cents per gallon and Uinta county, down 31 cents. 

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.99; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.13; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, over the previous 24 hours, Wyoming’s average gasoline price went up 1.5 cents today, with an average of $4.06

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is holding steady, but down only 1 cent per gallon, over a  week ago, and is up slightly, by $1.17 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.167 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.82; Big Horn $4.06; Campbell $4.06; Carbon $4.06; Converse $3.84; Crook $4.06; Fremont $4.14; Goshen $3.91; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.01; Laramie $3.97; Lincoln $4.29; Natrona $3.92; Niobrara $4.06; Park $4.09; Platte, $4.06; Sheridan $3.99; Sublette $4.06; Sweetwater $4.17; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.06; Washakie $4.06; and Weston $4.09.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.99; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.85; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.14; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Tim’s Observations: 

Ever wonder when you put that nozzle back in the gas pump, just who is getting the lion’s share of the $60 to $100 you just paid to fill your tank? Who gets the most of a gallon of gas, and who gets the least? Just how much money is there in a gallon of go juice? Let me do my layman’s best to break it down.

From least profit to worst, and sitting on the bottom of the money pile, is the retailer. The average US retailer makes on average, 2 to 4 cents per gallon. Going up the pile, we have federal gas taxes of 18 cents per gallon.

Yes, the federal government makes more per gallon than a person risking their capital in the first place. Next in line are the states. The average state gasoline tax is 22 cents per gallon but here in Wyoming, it’s 24 cents per gallon.

One wrung up from the states, it’s a deadlock between transport and refining. Transporting a gallon of gas eats up 23 to 26 cents per gallon. That’s why it’s more expensive for remote towns in Wyoming to get gas delivered.

Our western counties are among the higher averages, do to the distance required for deliveries. Refineries are next in line, with 24 cents taken from a gallon of gas. At the top of the profit pile are the Oil companies with $2.07 cents per gallon going back to them. 

While oil companies might seem to be raking in the most at the pump, consider this. In the 3rd quarter of 2021, the top 40 oil companies combined, profited $16.7 billion dollars. A year earlier, when oil was so cheap that a barrel cost less than zero, they lost approximately $20 billion. A net loss against the 3rd quarter of 2020, of $3.3 billion dollars. It’s much more informative to look at a 5-10 year average rather than peak profits or losses. 

Okay, now that we know where the money goes, let’s do some math. With the average gallon of gas costing us $4.04, let’s see where it all settles out. 

Taxes, State/Fed $0.42; Transportation $0.26; Refining $0.24; Retailers $0.4; Oil companies $2.07. This all comes to $3.14  of our $4.04 per gallon pump price. All of this is all taken out before the landlord gets his rent, or the credit card companies get their fees, among others taking their share. Those eat up the remaining 99 cents per gallon, by the time you hang up the nozzle. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gasoline price dropped by 1.2 cents on Tuesday from the previous 24 hours, leaving the state with an average price of $4.05 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price fell by 4.6 cents per gallon from one week ago and increased by $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.167 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.87; Big Horn $4.06; Campbell $4.06; Carbon $4.10; Converse $3.93; Crook $3.99; Fremont $4.16; Goshen $3.94; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.01; Laramie $3.97; Lincoln $4.06; Natrona $3.91; Niobrara $4.06; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.06; Sheridan $4.01; Sublette $4.06; Sweetwater $4.18; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.06; Washakie $4.06; and Weston $4.09

The big movers today are Lincoln County, up 23 cents per gallon, and Teton County, up 34 cents.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $3.99; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.85; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.13; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Tim’s Observations: 

For the second consecutive week, gas prices have fallen, but only slightly. They have dropped about 5.4 cents per gallon nationally in the last week alone. This price drop coincides with a rise in oil production for the same two week period. 

Though prices have fallen, they are still up 25.5 cents per gallon compared to what was seen prior to last month’s price spike.

Even with a ramping up of oil production, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), last week saw a 3.4 million barrel decline in crude oil inventories, which are now 18% lower than one year ago.

With the announcement that the federal government would release 180 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve beginning in May, the price of oil fell to less than $100 per barrel in the second half of the week. 

The release of oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve is not expected to have a long lasting effect on gas prices or oil futures heading into the summer driving season.  

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, April 4, 2022

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This price is the lowest reported price among those stationed surveyed.

By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

The price of gas in Wyoming remained relatively stable from the previous 24 hours on Monday, rising by only 0.3 cents to average $4.07 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is holding steady, but down 0.4 cents per gallon over a  week ago, and is up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.173 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.98; Big Horn $4.16; Campbell $4.09; Carbon $4.02; Converse $4.06; Crook $4.06; Fremont $4.14; Goshen $3.95; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.05; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.29; Natrona $3.92; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.06; Sheridan $4.05; Sublette $4.20; Sweetwater $4.06; Teton $4.06; Uinta $4.26; Washakie $4.06; and Weston $4.09

The big mover today is Unita County, up 20 cents per gallon.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.86; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.87; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.88; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.90; Pinedale $4.13; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $3.97; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Tim’s Tips: 

Everyone, including myself, is talking about ways to extend our mileage and cut down on trips to the pump. As with the last time gas prices soared, here come the gasoline snake oil salesmen and their bag of fuel saving products. 

A lot of these products have outrageous claims, such as that they have “cracked the code of fuel economy,” or “The big oil companies don’t want you to know about this breakthrough!”

What are some of these products? Just searching on Amazon for “fuel saving gadget” brings up a long long list. A lot of what’s out there are high-tech plug in devices that, to be honest, have the same effect as plugging an electric shaver into your car.

There’s one listed for $30.99 that claims to boost fuel economy by 15%. These gizmos might sound harmless, and hey, really could they actually be harmful? 

Well, by messing around with your engine’s computer and setting, you could be harming your vehicle in the long run. A $30 black box today could cost you $3,000 down the road. 

On the not so high tech-side of the snake oil wagon are the mechanical and chemical remedies. 

There’s the turbo fan that sits inside of the air intake and is supposed to use “the power of a tornado” to force more air into the engine. More air, more power, right? In reality, it just gets in the way and slows down the air flow.

Save the tornadoes for Don Day’s weather forecast.

Here’s a doozy! For the small sum of $248, with FREE SHIPPING, there’s the “Platinum Gas Saver.” Sound like a Marvel superhero, and we all know those are real. 

This half-mechanical device, half-chemistry set’s claim is that by adding microscopic amounts of platinum to the air and fuel going to your engine, it helps your car burn gas more efficiently and cleanly. Tests proved it does absolutely nothing. You can hide a lot of hooey when you go microscopic. 

In the end, by the time you spend your hard earned money on these gimmicks, you will be better served just driving cautiously and conservatively. After all, common sense saves many cents, and you might not break something you need, like your engine, or the bank!

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, April 3, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gas prices increased by 2.5 cents over the previous 24 hours on Sunday to avereage $4.10.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is holding steady from one week ago and is up by $1.17 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.189 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.97; Big Horn $4.15; Campbell $4.05; Carbon $4.06; Converse $3.84; Crook $4.06; Fremont $4.12; Goshen $3.95; Hot Springs $4.06; Johnson $4.06; Laramie $3.98; Lincoln $4.34; Natrona $3.94; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.06; Sheridan $4.11; Sublette $4.20; Sweetwater $4.13; Teton $4.06; Uinta $4.06; Washakie $4.13; and Weston $4.16

The big mover Sunday was Johnson county, down 26 cents per gallon on average.

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.98; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.94; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.87; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.87; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.90; Pinedale $4.19; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $4.09; Sheridan $3.98; Sundance $4.09; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Tim’s Tips: 

There seems to be a bit of a gas war going on in Douglas. Two stations there have maintaned the state’s lowest price per gallon, of our surveyed cities, for several days at $3.78. They are now joined by a third station offering the same price. 

Want to save a few more cents per gallon? Look for the growing number of companies offering gas rewards cards. 

Saturday I was filling up and saved 3 cents per gallon at a Loaf & Jug by using my Smith’s card. Safeway offers similar rewards for its customers at their stations. On top of savings like these, a lot of credit cards that might already in your wallet offer rewards and discounts. 

Gas stations themselves have their own company rewards programs as well. Exxon/Mobil offers a rewards card that also saves you 3 cents per gallon. Conoco has its “Kickback Points” card and Sinclair has a mobile app which according to its website can save you 10 cents OR MORE per gallon!

So take a look in your your wallet. You might already be eligible for some savings.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Wyoming’s price of gas was up 1.2 cents over the previous 24 hours to average $4.08 a gallon on Thursday.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 2.9 cents per gallon from one week ago and up $1.20 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for regular unleaded gasoline remained below the national average of $4.225 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.76; Big Horn $4.07; Campbell $4.08; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.93; Crook $4.07; Fremont $4.19; Goshen $3.97; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.04; Laramie $4.02; Lincoln $4.33; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.07; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.07; Sheridan $4.12; Sublette $4.07; Sweetwater $4.19; Teton $4.07; Uinta $4.35; Washakie $4.07; and Weston $4.10

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.95; Cheyenne $3.95; Cody $3.95; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.93; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.87; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.91; Pinedale $4.19; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.01; Rock Springs $4.05; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance 4.09; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Among our surveyed cities, the lowest reported price continued to be $3.78 in Douglas. The highest reported price in the state was in Wheatland at $4.79 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

According to a recent report from the Wyoming State Geological Survey, Wyoming’s oil production is set to improve through 2022. The rise will be driven by increased demand as the U.S. continues to come out of the pandemic’s low production numbers.

While this is great news for the Cowboy State in general, the increase isn’t going to impact our prices at the pump much at all. Wyoming currently ranks seventh in U.S. oil production, with Texas being the top producer in the country. It will take a nationwide increase in production before we see any significant relief in our wallets.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gasoline price fell by 2.7 cents on Wednesday from the previous 24 hours to average $4.07 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 4.7 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.228 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.97; Big Horn $4.17; Campbell $4.11; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.91; Crook $4.10; Fremont $4.16; Goshen $3.97; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.03; Laramie $4.00; Lincoln $4.10; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.10; Sheridan $4.06; Sublette $4.10; Sweetwater $4.13; Teton $4.40; Uinta $4.41; Washakie $4.10; and Weston $4.06

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.97; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $3.99; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.89; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.09; Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.07; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance No Reports; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.78 in Douglas, while the highest was $1 higher, in Jackson at $4.78 per gallon.

A big mover was Teton county’s average, up 38 cents per gallon. 

Tim’s Observations:

Here are a few more common sense tips to stretching more miles out of the gas in your tank:

1) In the winter, a lot of folks toss a couple of sand bags in the trunk for traction in the snow. Don’t forget and leave them back there in the spring. Shedding weight is common sense when looking for more savings. So it’s not just me that has too much junk in the trunk! I mean my car. 

2) We all know how dusty it is here, so check your air filter. A better breathing engine runs smoother and uses less fuel.  If you were just our on a dusty back road, check your filter. You don’t necessarily have to replace it, but blowing it out with a compressor, or using a shop vac and a brush to knock out some dirt will help with easy breathing. 

3) Unnecessary idling. Do you need to keep the engine running while waiting for your burger or while picking up the kids from school? Power down enough and you’ll hear more jingle on your pocket. 

Applying just a few of these tips will save you a few dollars at the end of the month, and might even increase the life of your vehicle in the process.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s price of gasoline increased by 2.3 cents on Tuesday over the previous 24 hours, leaving the state with an average price of $4.10 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 10.2 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.21 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.238 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.88; Big Horn $4.17; Campbell $4.07; Carbon $4.22; Converse $3.89; Crook $4.08; Fremont $4.16; Goshen $3.97; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.02; Laramie $3.99; Lincoln $4.29; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.08; Sheridan $4.05; Sublette $4.08; Sweetwater $4.13; Teton $4.08; Uinta $4.08; Washakie $4.08; and Weston $4.10

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $4.05; Jackson $4.37; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.89; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.09 Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $4.07; Rock Springs $4.06; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance No Reports; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Jackson was the biggest mover today with an increase of 11 cents.

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.78, in Douglas, while the highest, $1 more per gallon, was found in Jackson at $4.78.

Tim’s Observations:

We all know that gasoline consumption goes up in the summer, because people are vacationing and enjoying the season. Ahead of the anticipated demand, how are our inventories of gas and oil doing?

GasBuddy.com reports that in the last six days, inventories of crude oil declined by 2.5 million barrels (MMbbl) to a total of 413.4 MMbbl, down 17.8% from this time last year, and 13% below the 5-year average for this time of year. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) decreased 4.2 million barrels from the previous week, a decline of 10.4% from one year ago. Production is remaining level at 11.6 million barrels per day, an increase of 600,000 barrels from a year ago.

On the gasoline side of the equation, gasoline inventories decreased by 2.9 million barrels to a total of 238 million. Inventories are up 5.8 MMbbl, or 2.5% , from a year ago, yet are on par for the 5-year average for the period. 

The nation’s refinery output went up 0.7% vs. last week, to reach 91.1% of production capacity, while gasoline production increased to 9.8 million barrels per day in the same seven days.

The total oil supply in the United States is down 12.0%, or 154.9 million barrels per day over a year ago.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, March 28, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gasoline prices were up a fraction of a cent per gallon Monday over the previous 24 hours to average $4.08.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 7.3 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline remained below the national average of $4.228 for a gallon of regular.

*The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.90; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $4.12; Carbon $4.22; Converse $3.89; Crook $4.08; Fremont $4.13; Goshen $3.96; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $4.02; Laramie $4.00; Lincoln $4.08; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.10; Park $4.12; Platte, $4.08; Sheridan $4.00; Sublette $4.08; Sweetwater $4.05; Teton $4.08; Uinta $4.08; Washakie $4.08; and Weston $4.10

*The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.93; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.23; Gillette $4.01; Jackson $4.39; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.09 Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.99; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Jackson was the biggest mover today with an increase of 40 cents, and Lincoln County, with a decline of 31 cents per gallon of regular. 

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.78 in Douglas, while the highest was in Jackson at $4.69 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

Saving a buck is on the minds of a lot of us today. Everything is up, and gas prices are in the forefront of everyone’s attention. There are a few things you can do, to get down the road, to squeeze more miles out of the gas in your tank. A lot of these you know, but unless you use them, they won’t do you any good. 

1) Check the air in your tires. Properly inflated tires reduce rolling resistance. Check tire pressure at least once a month. You can find your tire’s recommended inflation pressure on the sidewall of the tire. An added benefit of proper inflation is less tire wear. 

2) If it’s been a while, think about a tune-up. An engine that runs at its best uses less fuel. Although tune-ups can be expensive, they can pay off in the long run. 

3) Reduce your speed. I know that’s hard to do on the long stretches of roads here in Wyoming, but in town, you can save a lot. Passing someone to beat them to the light might save you a few seconds of travel time, but if you do that enough, you’ll pay for it at the pump. 

4) Smooth acceleration is one of the biggest wasters in our daily driving. It’s not a drag race out there, and gunning it off the light just drains your tank faster. Also, smooth and gradual acceleration on the highway, save’s more as well. You’ll get to 80 mph just a few seconds slower. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, March 27, 2022

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Wyoming’s price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline price fell by 1 cent per gallon on Sunday from the previous 24 hours, averaging $4.07.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 7.7 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.18 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.234 for a gallon of regular.

* The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.89; Big Horn $4.08; Campbell $4.12; Carbon $4.06; Converse $3.88; Crook $4.08; Fremont $4.12; Goshen $3.96; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.99; Lincoln $4.31; Natrona $3.98; Niobrara $4.08; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.08; Sheridan $4.05; Sublette $4.08; Sweetwater $4.07; Teton $4.08; Uinta $4.08; Washakie $4.08; and Weston $4.10

* The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.95; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.25; Gillette $4.01; Jackson $4.29; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.99; New Castle $3.93; Pinedale $4.09 Rawlins $3.99; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.99; Sheridan $3.99; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.88; Worland $4.08.

Laramie was the biggest mover today with a drop of 31 cents per gallon of regular unleaded. 

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.88 in Wheatland, while the highest was in Evanston at $4.46 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

Although the statewide average ticked down by 1 cent per gallon Sunday, it looks like most cities on our sampled list of major Wyoming cities and towns saw an increase at the pump by as much as 10 cents per gallon.

Only a small percentage of those cities saw a decline in price Sunday — and most of those saw price cuts of only a couple of cents per gallon. If you are seeing an increase, there might be a wave of small price drops coming before prices rise again. 

As the summer driving season approaches, prices should continue to trend upward. In the coming days, I’ll give you tips on saving fuel. Some of the tips are common sense, but a refresher course might be a good thing for us all right now. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, March 25, 2022

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Wyoming’s average gasoline price increased by 2 cents over the previous 24 hours to $4.07 on Friday.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 7.5 cents per gallon of regular unleaded over one week ago and up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.288 for a gallon of regular.

* The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.89; Big Horn $4.05; Campbell $4.06; Carbon $3.93; Converse $3.88; Crook $4.05; Fremont $4.08; Goshen $3.97; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.96; Lincoln $4.38; Natrona $3.89; Niobrara $4.05; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.14; Sheridan $3.93; Sublette $4.14; Sweetwater $4.05; Teton $4.32; Uinta $4.24; Washakie $4.05; and Weston $4.07

The biggest movers were Jackson, down 10 cents, and Kemmerer, up 21 cents per gallon. 

* The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.89; Cheyenne $3.85; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.19; Gillette $3.89; Jackson $4.28; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $3.93; Pinedale $4.09 Rawlins $3.92; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.96; Sheridan $3.89; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.69; Worland $4.08.

Laramie was the biggest mover today with a drop of 31 cents per gallon of regular. 

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.69, in Wheatland, while the highest was in Kemmerer, at $4.49 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

Need something to watch besides NetFlix? With the war in Ukraine, energy news is changing almost by the hour. 

While visiting Brussels today, President Joe Biden struck a deal with the European Union, to supply them with 15 billion cubic meters of LNG, liquified natural gas. The move is meant to choke off more of Vladimir Putin’s sources of funding aggression in Ukraine. This comes on the heels of the U.S. banning the importation of Russian oil and LNG. 

The US currently has a 300-year supply of LNG at our current rate of consumption. 

So now we just go get the gas out of the ground and send it over, right? It’s not as easy as that. Ramping up production takes time. Also, there’s our neighbor to the north, Canada to fold into the mix. Canada is currently the largest supplier of LNG to the US. Most of that comes by pipeline. 

Yesterday I talked about pipelines. It seems we will be needing more of them to keep up with our current needs, plus the LNG promised the EU.

How this new agreement with the EU will affect the price of energy in the U.S. remains to be seen, but if there’s any two countries that can get the job done, it’s the U.S. and Canada. 

As always though, it depends on how much red tape they have to cut through in order to deliver on the promise. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, March 24, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s gasoline price was up 3 cents over the previous 24 hours to average $4.05.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 5.8 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.22 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.234 for a gallon of regular.

* The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.78; Big Horn $4.16; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $3.93; Converse $3.94; Crook $4.02; Fremont $4.07; Goshen $3.93; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.95; Lincoln $4.27; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $4.02; Park $4.09; Platte, $4.02; Sheridan $4.02; Sublette $4.02; Sweetwater $4.04; Teton $4.30; Uinta $4.02; Washakie $4.02; and Weston $4.07

The biggest movers were Albany, down 35 cents, and Uinta, up 33 cents per gallon. 

* The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.14; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.85; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.22; Gillette $3.91; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.28; Laramie $3.79; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $3.96; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.89; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.96; Sheridan $3.83; Sundance $4.05; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.69; Worland $4.08.

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.69, in Wheatland, while the highest was in Uinta County, at $4.34 per gallon of regular unleaded gas.

Tim’s Observations:

Yesterday, I talked about transporting petroleum and natural gas, but to where? Where does it go? Once you get it out of the ground and onto your chosen method of transport, the product needs to be refined or transformed into other usable products. 

Refineries are where the magic happens. Where oil becomes the multitude of products that do everything from grease the squeaky wheels to make them go round and round in the first place. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, as of January 1, 2021, there were 129 operating refineries in the United States. 

The newest refinery in the US is the Targa Resources Corporation’s refinery in Channelview, Texas, which processes 35,000 barrels of oil per day and began operation in 2019. That sounds great, but the newest refinery with significant capacity is the Marathon’s facility in Garyville, Louisiana, with a production capacity of 200,000 barrels per day. That refinery began operating in 1977.

If we can’t pull more out of the ground right now, for many reasons, maybe we can refine more of what we have, faster. Would that help? It couldn’t hurt. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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Wyoming’s average gasoline price was up 2.2 cents over the previous 24 hours to $4.02 per gallon on Wednesday.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 2.5 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.15 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.237 for a gallon of regular.

* The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.87; Big Horn $3.98; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.98; Crook $3.98; Fremont $3.99; Goshen $3.92; Hot Springs $4.20; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.95; Lincoln $3.98; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $3.98; Park $4.132; Platte, $3.98; Sheridan $3.83; Sublette $3.98; Sweetwater $4.04; Teton $4.20; Uinta $4.26; Washakie $3.98; and Weston $4.07

The biggest movers were Albany, down 35 cents, and Uinta, up 26 cents per gallon. 

* The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.85; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.38; Gillette $3.87; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.80; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $3.96; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.92; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.93; Sheridan $3.80; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.17; Wheatland $3.69; Worland $4.08.

The lowest reported average price continues to be $3.69, in Wheatland, while the highest was in Uinta County, with $4.34 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

Pipe it, truck it, ship it or run it out of town on a rail? The controversy over how to transport natural gas and oil across our country has heated up in the last 18 months, especially with the halting of the Keystone XL pipeline project. 

Let’s look at the four ways to transport these petrochemicals. The first is by pipeline. By far, most of these goods are moved by pipeline. All of our natural gas production is moved via pipeline. Seventy percent of crude oil is sent to gulf coast refineries by pipeline as well. 

Then there are tankers, which account for 23% of oil transport, with most of that being from oil rigs in the Gulf Of Mexico to refineries. Trucks come in at 4% of shipping and the least used is rail, with only 3% of oil being shipped this way.

Which is the worst for the environment though? Which of these should the environmentalists focus their anger on? 

The answer is trucks, by a mile! More accurately, “billion-ton-miles” which is the way they calculate the risk. Basically volume vs. distance of transport. 

After trucks, the next most dangerous way to transport oil is by tanker. Just look at the damage even one tanker can do do coastlines. Exxon Valdes come to mind? 

Things get a little safer with train. In most mishaps, only a relatively few gallons of oil are spilled. 

The clear winner in the risk reward scenario  are pipelines. Spills are rare and easy to clean up. The contaminated ground is scooped up and the oil removed and used, while the area of the spill is reclaimed. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average regular unleaded gasoline price was unchanged on Tuesday from the previous 24 hours, remaining at $4 per gallon.

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 1.2 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.15 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.239 for a gallon of regular.

The average price per gallon of regular unleaded in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $4.22; Big Horn $4.00; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $3.94; Converse $4.00; Crook $4.00; Fremont $3.99; Goshen $4.00; Hot Springs $4.15; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.94; Lincoln $4.20; Natrona $3.88; Niobrara $4.00; Park $4.12; Platte, $4.00; Sheridan $3.84; Sublette $4.00; Sweetwater $4.03; Teton $4.20; Uinta $4.00; Washakie $4.00; and Weston $4.07

The biggest movers were Albany, up 33 cents, and Lincoln, down 36 cents. 

The lowest price per gallon reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.85; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.79; Evanston $4.22; Gillette $3.87; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.82; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $3.94; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.86; Riverton $3.97; Rock Springs $3.93; Sheridan $3.80; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.12; Wheatland $3.98; Worland $4.08.

The lowest reported average price for unleaded regular continues to be $3.78 in Douglas, while the most expensive gas was in Uinta County at $4.34 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

Before I give you today’s observations, I just want to say that I’m not an expert in gas and oil, and if anyone can shed a brighter light on or correct anything, please do so. It’s only in this way that we can all get the straight scoop. 

You might have heard a lot being said about the “9,000 leases” that oil companies are just sitting on. You might have also heard that sitting on these leases and not using them is contributing to the price of oil and the pain at the pump. 

After looking into this, I found it’s not just leases at issue. Oil companies look at a parcel of land and through their best geological examination, decide they want to drill on said parcel. Now they lease that land for use at a future date. Awesome huh? What I see that’s not being said in the national accounts is that having leased land doesn’t guarantee it contains oil

Now you have a lease, but what’s next? Next you need to get a permit to drill. Herein lies the oft ignored portion of the equation. Just because you have a lease from the government, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a permit to drill. 

Add to that, the red tape and long wait involved in ever getting a permit, and you can see why having 9,000 leases is not necessarily a good measure of current or future production.

In my opinion, what we need is a streamlining of the permitting process and a fast-tracking of those permits. After all, it’s not like either side hasn’t done this before, so what’s the holdup? 

Once faster permitting happens, the taps should flow and our oil production should go up, forcing oil prices down. 

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Monday, March 21, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gasoline price was up slightly on Monday, increasing by 1.4 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours to $4.01

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 0.3 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.16 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.238 for a gallon of regular.

The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.89; Big Horn $4.00; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $3.98; Converse $3.79; Crook $4.00; Fremont $4.00; Goshen $3.98; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $3.98; Laramie $3.94; Lincoln $4.20; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $4.00; Park $4.14; Platte, $4.00; Sheridan $4.00; Sublette $4.00; Sweetwater $4.02; Teton $4.20; Uinta $4.34; Washakie $4.00; and Weston $3.99. 

The lowest price per gallon, reported in some Wyoming communities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.85; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.22; Gillette $3.72; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.29; Laramie $3.82; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $3.92; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.92; Riverton $3.99; Rock Springs $3.95; Sheridan $3.81; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.07; Wheatland $3.98; Worland $4.04.

The lowest reported average price was $3.72, in Gillette, while the highest was in Uinta County, at $4.34 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

How do current gas prices and covid go together? During the lockdown period in 2020 and 2021, gas prices prices dropped due to supply and demand. Globally, people weren’t traveling, and the reduced demand for oil and gasoline forced market prices way down. 

As in most supply and demand scenarios, supply of oil and gasoline went up. There was so much oil on the market that it was practically worthless. On April 20, 2020, West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, went subzero, when it dropped to minus $40 a barrel. The glut of oil on the market forced prices at the pump to drop. 

Fast forward a bit. As COVID restrictions began lifting late in 2021, people began getting out again, whether it be for work or recreation. This created more demand and hence prices started going up. 

Combine this with the current administration’s policies towards the oil industry, and the disruption of the oil market due to geopolitical issues, and we have a trifecta of factors contributing to the currently unprecedented prices at the pump. Change any of these and other impactors and we could see prices trend down again. Sadly, in my observations, I don’t see any of these changing for the foreseeable future.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Sunday, March 20, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gasoline price dropped slightly on Sunday,  down 0.9 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours, yet the overall average remained at $4.00. 

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 0.4 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.15 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.243 for a gallon of regular.

The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.74; Big Horn $4.00; Campbell $4.00; Carbon $4.00; Converse $3.90; Crook $4.00; Fremont $4.00; Goshen $3.91; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $4.00; Laramie $3.93; Lincoln $4.27; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $4.00; Park $4.13; Platte, $4.17; Sheridan $4.00; Sublette $4.11; Sweetwater $4.00; Teton $4.11; Uinta $4.15; Washakie $4.00; and Weston $3.99. 

The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.95; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.85; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.22; Gillette $3.72; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.09; Laramie $3.82; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $4.39; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.86; Riverton $3.97; Rock Springs $3.93; Sheridan $3.81; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $4.09; Wheatland $3.98; Worland $4.04.

The lowest reported average price was $3.72, in Gillette, while the highest was in Newcastle, with $4.39 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations:

One of the factors that contributes to a change in price at pump, is the switch from winter blend to summer blend gasoline. 

But gas is gas isn’t? Surely this is an excuse to charge more?

No, not really. The main difference between the summer and winter blends is the Reid Vapor Pressure, or “RVP.” This is a measurement of how easily gasoline evaporates. In the winter, especially here in Wyoming, we need a blend with a higher RVP. The higher the RVP, slower it evaporates, and the better our vehicles will start and run in the winter. Conversely, in the summer, you don’t want a blend that will evaporate too quickly. Too quick to evaporate, and you’ll have reduced fuel economy and loss of gasoline just from normal evaporation. 

June first 1st through September 15th, the federal government restricts the sale of gas with an RVP higher than 9.0. Winter blends typically have an RVP around 15. California has an even lower RVP requirement, of 7.1. With the production lag time between being fully supplied, and the time it takes to deliver summer blends, you can see prices for the more expensive blend, hit the pump before the end of March, and stay that way into October. 

Note: Prices in this report are for reference only. They are gathered the evening before posting, and may not reflect prices that have changed since last posted.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Friday, March 18, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gasoline price increased slightly on Friday March 18, 2022 at $4.00 per gallon, which is up 0.9 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours. 

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average gas price is up 1.3 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.17 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.272 for a gallon of regular.

The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.84; Big Horn $4.00; Campbell $3.93; Carbon $3.93; Converse $4.00; Crook $4.07; Fremont $4.01; Goshen $4.00; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.93; Lincoln $4.00; Natrona $3.86; Niobrara $4.00; Park $4.12; Platte, $4.00; Sheridan $3.85; Sublette $4.00; Sweetwater $3.99; Teton $4.31; Uinta $4.00; Washakie $4.09; and Weston $3.99. 

Uinta County’s average priced moved the most today, dropping by 45 cents per gallon.

The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.15; Buffalo $3.60; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.75; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.22; Gillette $3.82; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.09; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $4.39; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.86; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $3.75; Sheridan $3.80; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.98; Worland $4.04.

The lowest reported average price was $3.60 per gallon in Buffalo, while the highest was in Newcastle, at $4.39 per gallon.

Tim’s Observations:

Although we see oil prices fluctuate, the changes at the pump do not correspond with those fluctuations. Oil is sold on the “futures market,” which sells contracts on commodities like oil, wheat, citrus among others.

This type of sale locks in a set price for the future purchase. The price at the pump often reflects the price of oil purchased days or weeks ago. Many futures contracts expire on the third Friday of each month.

However, it does seem to be the case that prices at the pump are quick to echo an oil price increase, yet slow to drop when oil prices retreat.

Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Thursday, March 17, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gasoline price ticked up slightly at $4.01 per gallon, which is up 2 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours. 

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas is up 1.6 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.19 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of $4.286 for a gallon of regular.

The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.74; Big Horn $4.01; Campbell $3.97; Carbon $4.01; Converse $4.01; Crook $4.05; Fremont $4.00; Goshen $4.01; Hot Springs $4.10; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.94; Lincoln $4.01; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $4.01; Park $4.09; Platte, $4.01; Sheridan $3.88; Sublette $4.01; Sweetwater $3.99; Teton $4.31; Uinta $4.45; Washakie $4.01; and Weston $3.99. 

The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.60; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.75; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.22; Gillette $3.82; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $4.09; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $4.39; Pinedale $4.05; Rawlins $3.86; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $3.75; Sheridan $3.80; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.98; Worland $4.04.

The lowest reported average price was $3.75 in Cheyenne and Rock Springs, while the highest was in Uinta County, with $4.37 per gallon of regular gas.

Tim’s Observations: Growing up in the 1970s, I remember the long lines for gas and the “out of gas” signs at gas stations. I also recall having to get gas on odd or even-numbered days, depending on your license plate. And then the national speed limit of 55 mph. Can you imagine trying to cross Wyoming at that speed? 

Adjusted for inflation, 53 cents per gallon in 1972, is $3.80 per gallon now. Basically, it was as painful to fill up then as it is again now. 

At least supply hasn’t been an issue, as it was during that OPEC embargo. Another plus, vehicles are also more efficient now than back then so that takes the edge off sliding that debit card. 

With any luck and a little leadership, we’ll be able to get back to a realistic comfort zone at the pump.   

Note: Prices in this report are for reference only. They are gathered the evening before posting, and may not reflect prices that have changed since last posted.

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Daily Wyoming Gas Map: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s average gasoline price remained relatively steady on Wednesday at $3.99 per gallon, which was a decline of 0.1 cents per gallon over the previous 24 hours. 

The website GasBuddy.com, which tracks national gas prices, reported Wyoming’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was up 3.3 cents per gallon over one week ago, and up $1.18 per gallon from one year ago.

Wyoming’s average price for gasoline remained below the national average of almost $4.04.

The average price per gallon of regular in each Wyoming county: 

Albany $3.84; Big Horn $3.99; Campbell $4.02; Carbon $3.93; Converse $3.82; Crook $4.05; Fremont $4.00; Goshen $3.99; Hot Springs $4.00; Johnson $3.99; Laramie $3.84; Lincoln $3.99; Natrona $3.87; Niobrara $3.99; Park $4.13; Platte, $3.99; Sheridan $3.89; Sublette $4.11; Sweetwater $3.96; Teton $4.20; Uinta $4.37; Washakie $3.99; and Weston $3.99. 

The lowest price per gallon, reported in major Wyoming cities:

Basin $4.13; Buffalo $3.60; Casper $3.79; Cheyenne $3.75; Cody $4.10; Douglas $3.78; Evanston $4.17; Gillette $3.84; Jackson $4.18; Kemmerer $409; Laramie $3.84; Lusk $3.79; New Castle $3.89; Pinedale $4.09; Rawlins $3.86; Riverton $3.98; Rock Springs $3.75; Sheridan $3.80; Sundance $3.99; Thermopolis $3.97; Wheatland $3.98; Worland $4.04.

The lowest reported average price was $3.75 in Cheyenne and Rock Springs, while the highest was in Uinta County, at $4.37 per gallon of regular gas.

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