Gas Prices, Week of 8/2/10

by Free Speech on August 4, 2010

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Wisconsin during the past week, prices yesterday were 17.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 0.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 2.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 21.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Gasoline prices in a majority of the United States have been stuck in narrow range over the past several weeks,” said Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst. “The longer oil and gasoline prices remain in this tight range, the harder it will be for prices to break out of that threshold.” DeHaan cites the lack of significant economic improvement and quiet tropics thus far as a reason prices have failed to move significantly. “Unless we start seeing consistently good economic news or several large tropical storms, gas prices should remain relatively muted,” he adds.

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