Gas prices have spiked in Cody, and while the rise follows a nationwide trend, local residents are paying more than most.
Both Maverik stores in Cody were charging $3.06 for base unleaded as of Monday morning, which according to Gas Buddy, an app that lets you check prices, was a good deal in town. However, that’s more expensive than nearby towns and far above the price of this time last year.
A year ago, as the country was reeling from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lack of demand drove down gas prices – the Wyoming average was below $1.90 a year ago.
Oil prices have since rebounded and the state average is now nearly $2.90, just above the U.S. average.
In the Big Horn Basin, Cody gas stations are all above that average, while in Powell, Maverik is selling unleaded for $2.81 according to Gas Buddy, while the Ralston Exxon was at $2.78.