Wyoming Gasoline Prices Nearing $2 mark
Average retail gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 494 gas outlets in Wyoming. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.03/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Areas nearby Wyoming and their current gas price climate:
Fort Collins - $1.88/g, down 3.9 cents per gallon from last week's $1.92/g.
Ogden - $1.98/g, down 2.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.01/g.
Billings - $2.22/g, down 7.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.29/g.
Including the change in gas prices in Wyoming during the past week, prices yesterday were 80.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 20.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 18.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 63.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
"The next 24 hours will likely see the national average drop to a new six-plus year low. The U.S. average needs to fall just seven-tenths of a penny from its current $2.032 per gallon (to $2.025/gal.) to be the lowest since March 25, 2009," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. "As for the outcome of OPEC's meeting late last week: OPEC is going to wait for production to resume from Iran before looking at oil production quotas again next year. While we wait and see what that next meeting might bring, high oil production will likely continue to boost already record high oil inventories, keeping gasoline prices somewhat subdued. The national average has once again resumed falling after Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet caused a brief hiatus, but with prices moving lower, a $1.99 national average gasoline price could be something we witness this week," he added.