Wyoming gas prices were relatively flat last week.

The price for a gallon of regular unleaded climbed less than a penny last week to $3.61 per gallon.

Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst with Gasbuddy.com, says, though hurricanes near the Gulf Coast could cause volatility in the price of crude oil, he expects gas prices to ease by the middle of next month.

“There could be supply disruptions, but most of that will likely only affect the Gulf area or the east coast.” DeHaan said. “Prices generally decline with the conclusion of summer, and gas prices start to drop off as we start mid-September.”

The national average declined again last week, falling a penny to $3.64 per gallon. DeHaan says the national average continues to decline despite crude oil still trading at near-record highs.

“Last week, crude oil prices traded as low as $104 per barrel before finishing out the week close to $107,” DeHaan said. “Prices are still stubbornly high near their 2013 peaks for the time being, but gasoline prices have still fallen slightly.”

Regular unleaded is selling for as low as $3.42 in Casper and Laramie and $3.40 in Cheyenne.