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Gas prices decline to lowest since 2011

October 24, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.12, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Wisconsin during the past week, prices yesterday were 18.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 24.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 22.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 23.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“The national average again saw a hefty decline over the last week, and we now stand a mere dime away from seeing prices nationally average under $3 per gallon,” said Gas- Buddy.com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The national average stands now at its lowest point since Jan. 18, 2011, and by the end of this week, it could stand at its lowest since late 2010.

“Every day, Americans are spending over $100 million less on their gasoline purchases than they did a year ago, some of which will be injected back into the economy in other forms, and with the economic concerns taking shape lately, it could help jolt things back in the right direction. I still do believe that the national average will break the $3 per gallon mark by around Election Day–the timing is ironic, considering the drop has nothing to do with Election Day and everything to do with current on goings, such as a price war between some OPEC members and jitters about the health of the global economy,” DeHaan noted.