Though there is a downward trend, gas prices in Wyoming have actually spiked over the past week.

"The average price (of gas) went down 5 cents per gallon," said Petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. "So finally we're starting to see some relief."

DeHaan said that an extended federal shutdown could push prices even further down.

"The thinking is, that the longer the shutdown, the more of a negative drag it will have on the economy, and when the economy slows down, so does gasoline demand," DeHaan said. "That's where the downward pressure would come from, the concern for an economic slowdown."

Good news for the nation, but the recent snowstorm seems to be the blame for the higher prices in our state, making it more difficult for gasoline shipments to arrive safely and on time.