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Gas prices on the rise in Wisconsin

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - People in central Wisconsin are paying more at the pump.

"For my car for gas, it usually takes about $60 a week," said Jerel Buckley of Wausau.

According to GasBuddy.com, that price will get even higher.
 
Some people aren't looking forward to the rise. Others say they won't really feel it.

"I mean you just get used to it,” said Buckley. “I’ve gotten so used to it that right now I probably don't even look at the price of the gas and I just pump it now."

GasBuddy.com says the average gas price in Wisconsin is $3.24 a gallon. That's the 25 lowest in the country. It's close to the country's average of $3.29. The lowest is Oklahoma at $3.05, and the highest is Hawaii at $3.94.

"Nobody likes it going up so you do hear the complaints," said Lyle Garton, assistant manager at a Wausau Kwik Trip.

Managers at Kwik Trip in Wausau say their prices are based off other stores in town.

"We go with the surrounding business areas whoever is local as far as competitor wise goes, and that's kind of how our gas prices at this store goes," said Garton.

But he says there are ways for people to save.

"Make sure their car is tuned up well, make sure their air pressure in their tires are good because all the little things drive your fuel mileage," said Garton.

  Garton says those tips will help the dollars you do have to spend go a little further.

  The manager also said that they don't have a set time when the price changes. He said it can range from daily to weekly.

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