A bill passed by the Legislature will raise Wyoming's fuel tax $.10/gallon. How much of that will absorbed by drivers filling up at the pump?
The answer is simple: no one really knows.
Right now Wyoming's fuel tax is $.14/gallon. The increase will raise is to $.24/gallon. The Wyoming Tax Payers Association says it's not sure how much of the increase will trickle down from oil companies.
Economist Dick O'Gara says the increase won't have much of an impact on drivers. If the full $.10 is passed down to them, he thinks it would cost each about $100 a year. "The average vehicle in Wyoming uses 1,008 gallons/year. At $.10/gallon the math is pretty simple" he explains.
The fuel tax increase kicks in July 1st.