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Wisconsin sees highest recorded average price for gallon of gas

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Posted at 6:01 AM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 18:46:01-04

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin is waking up to its highest recorded average price for a gallon of gas.

At the BP at North and Humboldt, for example, the price for regular unleaded is $4.70. AAA says Wisconsin's average for gas right now is at $4.33 a gallon for regular unleaded, which they say is the highest recorded average price ever. That's up nearly 5 cents from last week, and 48 cents in a month.

We caught up with Ernest Ruiz at Pine Cone Travel in Johnson Creek as he filled up. He drove more than 1,200 miles from San Antonio, Texas to Milwaukee to visit family.

The average gas price in Milwaukee County sits at $4.49 and in San Antonio it is at $4.25, according to AAA.

"Right now, I'm about $600 in as far as gas," Ruiz said. "I think about how many hours it's going to take for me to work to pay these gas prices."

That's only one way. In total, he expects to spend more than $1,200.

No matter who you ask, everyone is dealing with the pain at the pump differently.

"I was going to go visit one of my friends in St. Louis over the weekend, but its so much gas and it's such a long way that I decided not to go," Jennifer Lord said.

Ronnie Navejar said she utilizes fuel saving cards to offset the price.

"With the Meijer card, I get 10 cents off gas and it helps out."

TMJ4 News asked AAA spokesperson Molly Hart if there is relief in sight.

"Gas prices are going to continue to fluctuate, not only through the summer, but throughout the year," Hart stated.

However, Hart said there are ways to save on fuel, such as driving the speed limit and using mobile apps to find the cheapest gas in your area.

If you're looking to fill up in Milwaukee County, the average price is $4.49. Racine County sits at $4.47, Waukesha's at $4.44, and those Wisconsinites as well as some Illinoisans looking to get gas in Kenosha County will see an average of $4.52 a gallon.

If you want to find the cheapest gas in the state, it's going to be a hike to Outagamie County to get gas for $4.12 a gallon.

And while these averages are tough to swallow, states all across the country are seeing even higher prices at the pump. Some gas stations in New York had prices for unleaded gas at close to $6 a gallon.

Click here to see average prices of gas in your county in Wisconsin (and across the country).

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