Why Wisconsin gas prices have skyrocketed and why it should be temporary

Fuel prices at the Taylor Heights Kwik Trip as seen, Monday, September 26, 2022, in Sheboygan, Wis.

GREEN BAY — The week-long decline in gasoline prices ended last week as Wisconsin’s average price climbed more than a quarter.

Hurricane season and a refinery fire, however, will have that kind of impact.

The statewide average price for a regular gallon of gasoline rose to $3.76 on Monday, up 35 cents from a week ago, according to AAA Wisconsin. The increase in Wisconsin was much larger than the 5-cent increase that pushed the national average to $3.73.

Appleton and Green Bay, two communities that have recently enjoyed some of the lowest prices in the state, saw the largest week-over-week price increases at 51 cents and 46 cents per gallon, respectively.

AAA announced the following average prices for a gallon of regular gasoline on Monday:

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