Gas prices dip below $2 per gallon in Milwaukee

Posted at 12:58 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 13:58:51-05

MILWAUKEE -- Like a golden roasted turkey, the timing is perfect.

Gasoline prices are falling across the country, with the average cost per gallon at $2.15,  65 cents cheaper than this time last year.

"It's a big help," said Milwaukee resident Ben Rodriguez. "If it was $4 per gallon like it was two or three years ago, we'd be re-evaluating the plans."

In Milwaukee, several stations have prices dipping to $1.99, including the Amstar at Hawley Road and Bluemound Avenue.

"Around Thanksgiving, money's always kind of tight," Rodriguez added. "Any penny you can save is a penny you can put towards the holidays."

The gas prices are a welcome gift to travelers, and AAA estimates 47 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday.

For folks flying this Thanksgiving holiday, AAA reports airline tickets are 10 percent lower than last year on the most popular routes, and hotel rates have stayed the same.