August 14, 2015|
AAA Fuel Gauge Alert: Milwaukee Prices Continue Sharp Rise
Milwaukee, Wisc. (August 14, 2015) – The effects of the partial shutdown of BP’s Whiting, IN refinery continue to be seen throughout the Midwest and beyond. Today’s average for regular unleaded in the Milwaukee metro area has risen to $3.04, a 19 cent jump over yesterday and the second double-digit increase in an many days. Prices in the metro region are now up a total of 45 cents since the refinery issues began earlier this week, and are above the $3.00 mark for the first time since late last year.
While other parts of the state and country are also seeing increased prices as a result of decreased output from the Whiting facility, markets closest to the Chicago region have been hit hardest. Milwaukee’s average is 25 cents over the next highest Wisconsin market (Madison, $2.78) and 38 cents over today’s national average.
AAA tracks gas prices daily on the national, state and local level at the fuelgaugereport.AAA.com.
Consumers are encouraged to use the AAA mobile app or Fuel Price Finder on AAA.com to find the best prices near them.
AAA recommends that motors take the following steps to increase fuel efficiency and save money on gas:
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