Wyoming Gas Prices Heading Up
Average retail gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 6.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.69/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 494 gas outlets in Wyoming. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.81/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Wyoming during the past week, prices yesterday were 44.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 1.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 7.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on March 7 in Wyoming have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.13/g in 2015
$3.33/g in 2014
$3.27/g in 2013
$3.22/g in 2012
$3.17/g in 2011
Areas nearby Wyoming and their current gas price climate:
Fort Collins- $1.75/g, up 11.2 cents per gallon from last week's $1.64/g.
Ogden- $1.70/g, up 3.5 cents per gallon from last week's $1.66/g.
Billings- $1.78/g, up 6.3 cents per gallon from last week's $1.72/g.
“Taking a cue from the prior week’s price rebound, retail gasoline prices continued its upward push by increasing nearly 9 cents per gallon on average nationwide," said Will Speer, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. "While most of the gasoline market was pricing in the premium associated with the transition to summer-blend gasoline, last week’s strength in crude futures prices provided no relief for the rising gas prices. Although crude oil production fell to the lowest since November 2014, crude and petroleum stocks remain the highest ever recorded in US history. This oversupply will provide a ceiling for gas prices over the next couple of months as spring refinery maintenance and the summer-blend gasoline transition put upward pressure on prices," he said.