gas prices

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4:46 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted

For forty years the U-S has banned the export of most all crude oil. Matt Laslo reports a new debate is raging in Washington over whether to end the ban.

MATT LASLO: The U-S banned crude oil exports after the Arab oil embargo of 1973. It’s been in place since, which has negatively impacted global oil prices. Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso says he’s ready to lift the ban.

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7:12 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Gas prices rise, but not as much as elsewhere

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.

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Gas tax
5:17 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Senate approves gas tax hike

The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would increase the gas tax by $.10 per-gallon. 

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5:53 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Laramie Gas Prices Lowest in Nation

It’s a good time to fill up in Wyoming, especially if you live in Laramie—which boasts the lowest gas prices in the nation, at $2.47. The state average is $2.83, which is about two and a half dollars less than the national average.  That’s according to, which collects data from volunteer price spotters around the country.

Gas Buddy Senior Petroleum Analyst, Patrick DeHaan says Wyoming’s location, low taxes, and prolific refineries contribute to the low prices.

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6:25 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Wyoming feels limited impacted from national hike in gas prices

Gas Buddy Dot Com

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.”

Open Spaces
4:07 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Cody looks to summer tourism season, braces for rising gas prices

Analysts are making conflicting predictions about where gas prices will go this summer. Some are forecasting record highs, while others say prices at the pump have already peaked. Businesses in Wyoming’s service industry hope for the latter, as they depend on an injection of tourism dollars each summer. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke with several businesses near Yellowstone about what might happen if gas prices climb with the temperature.

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