MILWAUKEE - The average price for one gallon of gasoline surpassed $4 in Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon, according to gasbuddy.com.
The website, which monitors trends in the cost per gallon across the state, listed a price of $4.026 per gallon as of 1:25 p.m. on March 9.
According to the website, the average price has shot up more than 70 cents since Feb. 1 and is up more than $1.30 since March of 2021.
In Milwaukee County, the average price is a bit behind the statewide average – coming in around $3.988. Overall, some of Wisconsin's lower gas prices are being seen in southeastern Wisconsin.
The highest average price of gas in Wisconsin, according to gasbuddy.com, was $4.121 in July 2008.
Gov. Tony Evers joined five other Democratic governors Tuesday in urging Congress to pause the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gasoline tax for the rest of the year to alleviate pump prices that exceed $4 per gallon. Pump prices were rising before Russia invaded Ukraine and have spiraled faster since the start of the war.
To keep tabs on the most up-to-date prices in your area, including county-by-county breakdowns, visit gasbuddy.com.