February 15, 2021 – Washington Co., WI – Motorists across Washington County did a doubletake on Monday, February as the price at the pump for a gallon of gas jumped dramatically.
In West Bend the price for a gallon of regular unleaded climbed from $2.35 overnight to $2.49.
Slinger and Hartford held steady at $2.35 for regular unleaded. GasBuddy listed prices in Germantown at $2.25.
Analysts are saying the increase is due to a decrease in supply / increase in demand. There’s also some thought about a change in policy towards the oil industry with the new administration in the White House.