In Wyoming, it's been awhile since we have gotten any sort of price break at the gas pump. While it has looked like it could be trending toward a decent price decrease over the past month, the national average gas price has been on the rise this week and that doesn't bode well for Wyoming's average price across the state to continue its recent trend.
As Labor Day Weekend approaches when many people will be traveling, a constant topic at the top of mind for all motorists is the price of gas, especially with such high prices in Wyoming. Meanwhile, about 1,400 miles away, Hurricane Ida has devastated New Orleans, LA, and in the storm's path were several oil refineries, some of which were forced to shutdown production.
According to AAA, a record-breaking number of travelers will hit road to travel for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend. This year's holiday weekend is considering as being July 1st through July 5th. And if you happen to be on the roads at anytime during then, don't expect to get a price break at the pump.
We are approaching Memorial Day Weekend, which is certainly one of the weekends of the year when you would expect a decent amount of travel from motorists. It could also be the highest we have seen gas prices for the holiday weekend since 2014.
In a report released by GasBuddy, gas prices in Wyoming have returned to levels seen before the start of the pandemic, with prices averaging $2.90 per gallon, the same as two years ago, compared to $1.75 a year ago.
For the tenth consecutive week, the price of gasoline has is on the rise across the country. The national average has increased another 5.9 cents per gallon to a nationwide average of $2.86 per gallon. In Wyoming, despite being consistently below the nation average, we're quickly climbing towards it.