August 13, 2022

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Inflation is costing families nearly $300 a month, according to a recent report by Moody’s Analytics, and people in Wyoming told Fox News they are feeling it.

“I think it sucks,” Zack from Jackson, Wyoming said. “I think it’s totally avoidable, and I think the idea that we are still importing oil when we could be totally independent is outrageous, and it’s a scam, and it’s upsetting.”

Zack from Jackson, WY speaks to Fox Digital.

Nate, also from Jackson, told Fox News he paid between $10 and $15 more at the pump on Wednesday.

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“I know what’s going on internationally,” Nate said. “I sort of understand the situation and just hoping … in the next couple of weeks, it sort of goes back to a little bit more normalcy.”

The average cost of gas in Wyoming is slightly below the national average of $4.28, according to AAA. 

Gas station in Jackson, WY on March 16, 2022.

Gas station in Jackson, WY on March 16, 2022.

Shaun, who owns a construction business in Jackson, said inflation has hurt his bottom line.

“I’m feeling that with my house and my business,” Shaun said. “Trying to keep the business running is kind of a bummer.”

Asked what he would do if the money lost to inflation was back in his pocket, Shaun told Fox News he would invest it in his business.

State flag of Wyoming in Jackson, WY.

State flag of Wyoming in Jackson, WY.
(Matt Leach/Fox Digital)

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