Gas prices in Wyoming hit a record high of $4.849/gallon on Tuesday; the Governor’s Task Force will meet twice in July

Governor Mark Gordon delivers his State of the State Address to the 2022 Joint Session of the Wyoming State Legislature. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – The average regular gasoline price in Wyoming hit a record high of $4.849 a gallon on Tuesday after diesel prices hit a new high of $5.686 on June 18. according to data from the American Automobile Association.

A task force formed by Governor Mark Gordon to research ways to deal with gasoline and diesel prices held its first meeting last week and will hold two meetings in July, the governor’s office said Tuesday in a Press release.

“The task force will receive presentations on federal and state fuel taxes, oil and gas production in Wyoming, and market forces influencing the cost of fuel,” the press release reads.

People will also be able to provide feedback at both meetings. Meetings will be held from 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 15 and 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 22 at the Connector Auditorium of the Herschler Building, 122 W. 25 St. in Cheyenne.

“These meetings will be an opportunity for the task force to receive input as we seek recommendations to reduce the price of fuel at the pump,” said Brendan Henson, director of the Wyoming Department of Revenue. “We have a lot of work to do and greatly appreciate input from the public as we move forward.”

Members of the working group include:

  • Brenda Henson, Director of the Ministry of Revenue (Chair);
  • Luke Reiner, director of the Department of Transportation;
  • Senator Ed Cooper;
  • Representative Mike Greear;
  • Representative Clark Stith;
  • Bobby Rolston, Industry;
  • Sheila Foertsch, Wyoming Trucking Association;
  • Jeremiah Rieman, Wyoming County Commissioners Association;
  • Jonathan Downing, Petroleum Marketers Association of Colorado and Wyoming
  • Sam Shumway, Director of the American Association of Wyoming Retirees (AARP).

“I appreciate the willingness of these people to step forward and look at an issue that impacts all of us here in Wyoming,” Gordon said. “I look forward to their input as we seek to provide relief to consumers.”

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