GILLETTE — Gasoline prices could stall during the second half of summer after nine straight weeks of increases, according to a surveying company.
But in the short term, Wyoming customers are paying more at the pump. Prices have risen 1.5 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $2.09 a gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 494 stations.
Gas prices in Wyoming are 10.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 62.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Prices in Campbell County are at $1.927 a gallon, according to the survey. Lower prices in Wyoming are found only in Natrona and Converse counties.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.2 cents a gallon in the last week, averaging $2.17.
“With July 4 behind us, we’re now halfway through the summer driving season, and the pace of gas price increases has finally hit a wall,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “As of Sunday evening, it appears possible that we may break the nine straight weeks of rising prices thanks to a drop in demand fueled by COVID-19 cases surging in some states.”
Memorial Day and the July Fourth holidays have seen the lowest prices since 2004, he said.
The cheapest station in Wyoming was priced at $1.64 a gallon Monday while the most expensive is $2.59 a gallon, a difference of 95 cents.