Gas experts: worst summer on record for gas prices
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
one likes it, but people still pay it.
me put my paycheck down the gas tank," Steve Nelsen of Wausau
said as he filled up his tank at the IMR BP gas station in Weston.
"It's the way of the world right now."
prices in our area are on the rise, again. In one week, the price at
the pump went up $0.19.
certainly possible that pressure will continue to mount resulting in
even higher prices this week," said Patrick DeHaan of
says the turmoil in oil-producing countries like Egypt and Syria are
is not a normal year for gas prices if there is such a thing,"
means many drivers will have to pay more to fill up, something
drivers say they're used to.
go down for a few days, make everybody happy and then up they go
again," said Nelsen.
fact, experts say this summer is one of the most volatile when it
comes to gas prices.
oil prices move quite a bit slower, gas prices move slower but we've
seen quite a few events that have resulted in a lot of volatility
with ups and downs at the pump," explained DeHaan.
In the last three weeks, prices have jumped
dramatically. In June, the average price per gallon in Wisconsin was
$3.87. Then, three weeks later it dropped to $3.46. Now, prices are back
up to $3.66, and it's not looking any better. By August prices could
rise another $0.30 which would put these signs close to $4.
use the other vehicles we have that are better on gas," said
Green Bay native Pat Baten.
experts say fill up while you can. Because the way this summer is
going, you never know what's next.
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