Wyoming Gas Prices Up
Average retail gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.92/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 494 gas outlets in Wyoming. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.04/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Wyoming during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 29.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 29.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 38.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on March 28 in Wyoming have ranged widely over the last five years:
$2.21/g in 2015
$3.40/g in 2014
$3.31/g in 2013
$3.49/g in 2012
$3.36/g in 2011
Areas nearby Wyoming and their current gas price climate:
Fort Collins- $1.97/g, up 2.2 cents per gallon from last week's $1.95/g.
Ogden- $1.88/g, up 7.9 cents per gallon from last week's $1.80/g.
Billings- $1.98/g, up 5.2 cents per gallon from last week's $1.93/g.
"The rise in gasoline prices comes as refinery maintenance begins kicking into high gear," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. "It's not a fun time to be filling up as gasoline prices see their typical seasonal rise. However, this year's jump thus far has seen average prices remain well below year ago levels across much of the nation. As crude oil prices fell gently last week back under $40 per barrel, motorists shouldn't necessarily expect the worst increases to be over just yet. Until the bulk of refinery maintenance season wraps up in late May, we likely won't see the lower oil prices immediately bring relief to the pump as oil and gasoline inventories continue to move in the opposite direction. Last week, the Energy Information Administration pointed to a huge 9.4 million barrel rise in oil inventories while gasoline inventories fell nearly five million barrels, which points to continued tightness in supply and likely a continued rise in gasoline prices for the time being," DeHaan said.
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