By Paul Schmitt
It looks like for the first time in the 17 year history of Gasbuddy, gas prices at the pump will be lower on the Fourth of July than it was on the first of the year. Gas prices on New Year’s Day were about $2.37 per gallon in Wisconsin while as of this Wednesday prices averaged $2.24 per gallon in the state. Parv Jandu from Jandu Petroleum convenience stores anticipates a busy weekend and for prices to stay lower this summer.
Inaccurate projections earlier this year by analysts called for prices nearing $3 per gallon this summer. Gas prices last year at this time were 14 cents per gallon higher statewide, according to GasBudddy.com. The lowest price in the area as of Wednesday was $2.19 per gallon.