June 22, 2022 |

As gas prices have topped $5.00/gallon in at least five counties over the last week, Governor Gordon’s Gas and Diesel Price Working Group has announced two public meetings in July.

The group is working to lower prices at the pump in Wyoming. The public meetings will take place on July 15th and July 22nd in the Herschler Building’s Connector Auditorium in Cheyenne. The meetings will be available via Zoom.

The 10-member working group will receive briefings on federal and state fuel taxes, oil and gas production in Wyoming and market forces influencing the cost of fuel. Public comment also will be taken.

Among those on the committee are Brenda Henson, the chair of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, WYDOT Director Luke Reiner, Shiela Foertsch of the Wyoming Trucking Association, Executive Director of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association Jeremiah Rieman, oil and gas industry representatives and several lawmakers.

The goal of the committee is to explore ways to reduce the price of gasoline at the pump in Wyoming.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden seeking to lower the temperature of the national conversation over high price of gasoline and his repeated claims that his green energy policies are not to blame, will ask Congress Wednesday to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months.

Pictured above: File photo.

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