CASPER, Wyo. — The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Wyoming has climbed to $3.529 per gallon as of Friday, according to AAA. That’s about 36 cents higher than the national average of $3.168 per gallon.
Average gas prices at pumps in Wyoming have climbed about six cents in the last week and about 26 cents in the last month, according to AAA. Friday’s average is still about 59 cents lower than the record high average in Wyoming of $4.123 per gallon, set on July 17, 2008.
Prices across the country overall have been more stable than in Wyoming. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has climbed about one cent in the last week and about five cents in the last month, according to AAA.
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“In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that gas demand increased nominally from 9.30 million b/d to 9.33 million b/d last week,” AAA said on Thursday. “Additionally, total domestic gas stocks declined by 2.3 million bbl to 234.2 million bbl. These trends have helped to stabilize price increases; however, crude oil prices continue to remain above $70 per barrel.”
“As crude prices remain high, AAA expects the national average to remain above $3 per gallon throughout the summer.”
Wyoming saw the fifth largest increase in the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the previous week as of Thursday, according to AAA.