Nov. 29, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Gas prices have been on the decline the past few weeks and according to AAA Newsroom as “supply strengthens fall gasoline demand weakens.”
If you drive from West Bend south to Jackson and into Germantown and then further south into Milwaukee motorists notice a dramatic drop in price by 20-cents a gallon to more than 40-cents a gallon.
Why the differentiation? Kent Wainscott from WISN Channel 12 looked into it…..
Analyst Patrick DeHaan, of GasBuddy.com, said Wisconsin is following a nationwide plunge in pump prices.
A station in Kenosha broke the barrier on Thursday and posted a $1.99 gallon, but in Slinger, drivers are paying $2.49 a gallon. In Menomonee Falls, the average price is $2.27. In West Allis, it’s $2.20 a gallon, and the average price in Oak Creek is $2.18.
Drivers in the West Bend area said they have been wondering for years why their gas prices are higher.
Click HERE for the rest of Kent Wainscott’s story from WISN Channel 12.
I still don’t buy it (no pun intended). While I appreciate the article and Kent’s time on the subject, the whole ‘shopping around’ suggestion isn’t feasible unless you want to drive 15 miles out of town to fill up in Menomonee Falls or Germantown.
I commute for work, so this isn’t a problem for me; however, for people who stay in town, they don’t have much of a choice.
You can go to Campbellsport and pay 20 cents less for a gallon than what West Bend is charging.