Gas station in Cheyenne. (Shutterstock)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Wednesday, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced the formation of a Gas and Diesel Price Working Group that will aim to relieve consumers feeling the pinch of rising fuel costs.

“Fuel prices have hit yet another high this past week, driving inflation affecting our seniors, veterans and all Wyoming citizens,” Gordon said in the news release. “Yet, all we hear out of Washington, DC is that it’s someone else’s fault, and there’s no end in sight. Here in Wyoming we need to look for any possible way we can provide some relief for our citizens.”

The working group will examine various options for reducing prices of gas, diesel fuel and other products that higher fuel prices have impacted, the release said. The taskforce includes legislators, citizens, members of Gordon’s cabinet, and representatives of the transportation and agriculture sectors.

Price reduction strategies could include tax reductions, Gordon said.

Gordon said economic policies of the Biden Administration, such as the 2020 executive order regarding oil and gas leasing on federal lands, have directly contributed to inflation.