Gasoline prices in the region as of late last week sent a shockwave through the driving public with Wyoming’s state average spiking to $3.73 per gallon of unleaded regular, and Jackson Hole’s price rising considerably higher than that. Analysts blame the widespread unrest in the Middle East for much of the increase, compounded by refinery maintenance in several locations. Predictions are that they will decrease some in the months ahead, but that decline will be modest at best. The average price in Jackson Hole according to Motor Trend is now $3.88 per gallon which is two cents higher than the national average. The average price for a gallon of unleaded regular in Teton Valley is now 3.95 according to that same survey.