By Brendan Lachance, Oil City News
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s average price for regular gasoline climbed above $4 per gallon on Friday with prices exactly a dime and a penny shy of the record high price in the state set in July 2008, according to American Automobile Association data.
The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Wyoming stands at $4.013 per gallon on Friday, up about three cents in a day and up about 44 cents in a week, AAA data shows. The record-high average in Wyoming is $4.123 per gallon for regular unleaded, set on July 17, 2008.
The majority of counties in the state are seeing average regular gasoline prices above $4 per gallon on Friday with the highest average in Unita County at $4.248 per gallon. Natrona County remains one of the counties where the average cost for regular gasoline is still below the $4 per gallon mark. AAA data shows Natrona’s average of $3.883 per gallon is the second lowest in the state, behind only Sheridan County, where regular unleaded is averaging $3.784 per gallon.
While prices in Natrona are lower compared with most of the state, that doesn’t mean prices haven’t been climbing. Casper’s average regular unleaded gasoline price has climbed about 45 cents in the past week and about 67 cents in the past month to $3.883 per gallon on Friday, according to AAA.
Cheyenne’s average prices are up to $3.928 per gallon of regular unleaded on Friday, a hike of around four cents since Thursday and up about 43 cents compared with a week ago.
Average gas prices in Wyoming are lower than the national average, which hit a new all-time high again on Friday of $4.331 per gallon of regular unleaded, according to AAA. That is up just over a penny from Thursday and up about 49 cents from a week ago. The nation’s average has spiked about 77 cents since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.