The continuing turmoil in the Middle East, especially those countries with whom the United States has oil agreements, has triggered gas station owners around America to raise their prices at the pump.
The average price for regular gasoline over the weekend hit $3.50 a gallon in the United States, an increase of 32.7 cents since February 18th, and the biggest jump since September 2005, according to Trilby Lundberg, an independent gasoline analyst in Camarillo, California.
Within Wyoming over the last 36 hours, the highest price, according to the website Wyoming Gas Prices.com, was $3.39/ gallon of regular unleaded in Green River. The lowest in that same time frame was $2.95 in Casper.
The issue prompted this week's Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com poll question: “How high a price would you be willing to pay for gas before seeking alternate means of transportation?
Let us know what you think; cast your vote on our sheridanmedia.com homepage, and feel free to leave appropriate comments.
Then be sure to tune in this Friday morning at 9:10 to the Jackson Electric Open Line to hear the results on NewsTalk 930 KROE.
Also, we have a link provided to monitor gas prices in Wyoming: http://www.wyominggasprices.com