Gas prices rise, but not as much as elsewhere

Feb 13, 2013

Gas prices are up across the Rocky Mountain States as Canadian oil costs increase. Although this means that prices in Wyoming are back to more than $3.00 per gallon, Wyoming drivers are still paying less than the national average.

Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Leskoski of GasBuddy.com says that access to deep discounts have kept our prices low, but now costs are evening out across North America.“The low-priced Canadian crude that is available to you has closed the gap somewhat with the West Texas Intermediate, meaning that the price has gone up considerably. Although, even with that increase it’s still selling at a discount to the crude oil that most of the country is accessing,” said Leskoski.Leskoski also says that drivers can expect prices to rise slowly through April, and that they will stay high throughout the summer travel season.