Wyoming gas prices hit record high $4.849/gallon Tuesday; governor’s working group to meet twice in July

Governor Mark Gordon gives his state of the state address during the 2020 Wyoming State Legislature joint session. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The average price of regular gasoline in Wyoming hit a record high of $4.849 per gallon on Tuesday after diesel prices hit a new record high of $5.686 on June 18, according to American Automobile Association data.

A working group formed by Governor Mark Gordon to seek ways to address gasoline and diesel prices held its first meeting last week and will hold two meetings in July, the governor’s office said in a press release Tuesday.

“The working group will receive presentations on federal and state fuel taxes, oil and gas production in Wyoming and market forces influencing the cost of fuel,” the press release said.

People will also be able to provide comment at the two meetings. The meetings will take place from 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 15 and from 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 22 at the Herschler Building’s Connector Auditorium, 122 W. 25 St. in Cheyenne.

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“These meetings will be an opportunity for the working group to receive information as we seek recommendations for reducing the price of fuel at the pump,” Brendan Henson, director of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, said. “We have a lot of work to do and greatly appreciate ideas from the public as we move forward.”

Members of the working group include:

  • Brenda Henson, Director of the Department of Revenue (Chair);
  • Luke Reiner, Director of the Department of Transportation;
  • Senator Ed Cooper;
  • Representative Mike Greear;
  • Representative Clark Stith;
  • Bobby Rolston, Industry;
  • Sheila Foertsch, Wyoming Trucking Association;
  • Jeremiah Rieman, Wyoming County Commissioners Association;
  • Jonathan Downing, Colorado-Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association
  • Sam Shumway, Director of the Wyoming American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

“I’m grateful for these individuals’ willingness to step forward and examine an issue that is impacting each of us here in Wyoming,” Gordon said. “I look forward to their input as we seek to provide relief for consumers.”