Casper, WY – According to the report, the average national price of gasoline reached $2.46 per gallon this week. That’s more expensive than a week, a month and a year ago.
Energy analysts point to rising crude prices, slightly more travel and greater optimism about the COVID-19 vaccines, as reasons for the gas price hike.
For Wyoming consumers, low oil prices over the past year have translated into cheap gasoline, with average prices around the state even dropping below $2 per gallon last spring.
Back in 2020, gasoline retail prices averaged $2.18 per gallon nationwide.