By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
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.
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.
*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.