Gas Prices Increase Nationally
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 22, 2019
Wyoming is seeing some of the most stable gas prices in the nation, as the rest of the country is reporting price increases of more than 35 cents per gallon in the last two months.
The website GasBuddy reports that the national average price of gasoline has risen 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58, and now stands at its highest level since November as seasonal changes and refinery problems push prices higher.
However, the pain at the pump has not been equal from state-to-state. Gas prices in the Midwest have seen a large surge in recent weeks with average prices in Michigan leading the nation, rising 75 cents per gallon from their 2019 low. But here in Wyoming, gas prices have only risen 11 cents – that’s the third-lowest rise in the country, beaten only by Alaska at 3 cents and Texas at 6.
As of this morning, Cody’s lowest gas prices are at $2.47 per gallon; prices are $2.48 in Greybull and Powell; and $2.45 in Lovell.
Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, says motorists can expect the jumps at the pump to continue into April, and perhaps even lasting up to Memorial Day.