MILWAUKEE — Gas prices are plummeting across the state of Wisconsin due to the impacts of the coronavirus. The average price of gas across the state is $1.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
According to Gasbuddy.com, some spots are as low as $1.45.
Nick Jarmusz, AAA Director of Public Affairs, said this is the first time the average price of gas in Wisconsin has hit under $2 a gallon in the last four years.
"It is ultimately supply and demand, there is diminishing demand both domestically and across the globe and at the same time we are not seeing any diminishment in the production or supply of either crude oil or refined gas at wholesale," said Jarmusz.
Jarmusz said the last time the supply and demand for gas had this big of a shift was after 9/11.
"When we saw an immediate halt to air travel and domestic travel, people staying home and canceling trips people not driving as much," said Jarmusz.
He said you can find the cheapest gas in the southern counties or in areas closest to the interstate or pipelines. With gas prices falling across the county, Jarmusz said at this moment, no one knows how low prices will go.
"We have no sense of where the floor might be and when we will reach it, at some point prices will pick up once people start driving more again," said Jarmusz.