Wisconsin gas prices have been relatively stable this summer, and analysts say it should stay that way for a while.
The state’s Triple “A” says the average price of regular unleaded is about $2.25 a gallon Thursday. That’s about two cents more than a month ago, and six cents more than a year ago — and it’s also three cents cheaper than the national average.
Gas Buddy analyst Patrick DeHaan says OPEC’s efforts to cut foreign oil production have been offset by higher U.S. fuel production — and that has helped prevent a big price spike at the pump.
He says the relative stability should continue, barring a disaster like a hurricane in the Gulf Coast where half of the nation’s refinery space is located.