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Local regular gasoline price is now at a four-year low

The price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Wyoming has dipped to a four-year low, averaging today $1.91, according to Wyominggasprices.com. Fremont County's regular gasoline price has also fallen, and this week is dipped below the $2 per gallon mark for the first time in a year. After reaching the $2 mark one year ago, the price in Wyoming peaked at $2.82 per gallon in August and has steadily dropped along with oil prices since then. The latest price for a barrel of oil on the New York Commodities Exchange on the last trading day, Thursday, was $38.10 per barrel, down from nearly $108 a barrel in the second quarter of 2014. The highest regular per gallon rate in the past four years was $3.82 in September of 2012, again according to wyominggasprices.com. While the low gasoline prices are a boon to motorists, the energy industry has been hit hard with a halt in exploration and drilling and a loss of many local jobs tied to the energy sector. [image: Inline image 1] *In November of 2014, the local price for regular fuel was around the $2.40 to $2.45 cent mark. The price plunged to $2 per gallon in January of 2015, rose again in the summer and now has returned to under $2.00 per gallon. (Pitchengine Communities) * *Feature Photo: The local price for a gallon of regular fuel is now under