Wyoming feels limited impacted from national hike in gas prices

Aug 14, 2012

Wyoming has been relatively insulated from a jump in American gasoline prices.

Gregg Laskoski is a senior petroleum analyst for Gas-Buddy-dot-com. He says supply problems – exacerbated by a pipeline rupture in Wisconsin and refinery fires in California and Indiana – are behind rising prices.

Laskoski says the national average price of gas is $3.67, up $.25 from last month… but gas in Wyoming has only risen by $.05.

“Wyoming has been able to access cheaper Canadian crude oil,” Laskoski says. “In addition to that, Wyoming has a very low fuel tax.”

Laskoski says prices nationwide should drop again after Labor Day weekend, when car travel slows down, and fuel companies can begin selling cheaper, lower-grade winter gasoline.