June 18, 2024 6:05 pm
Close this search box.

Local News

Southwest Wisconsin’s Falling Gas Prices are a Welcome Sign for Drivers


For many drivers around the country, the prices that are being seen at the pump are a welcome sign. Particularly as the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the greater reliance on oil and gas in the winter months could have sent gas prices higher. But it’s been exactly the opposite as December 18th saw the average national price fall to a 2023 low of $3.06 a gallon. 

Currently, the average gas price across the United States, according to AAA data, is just $3.13 a gallon, 12 cents lower than it was a month ago. 

In Wisconsin, drivers are seeing even more favorable prices, with the statewide average well below $3 a gallon. It currently sits at $2.72 a gallon, 22 cents lower than where it was a month ago. And even more promising, the price has fallen below where it was this time last year, and has continued to decrease in recent weeks. 

In Southwest Wisconsin, drivers in the two major metro areas of Janesville-Beloit and Madison are also reaping the benefits of lower gas prices come holiday time. Prices in Janesville-Beloit  are down to $2.65 a gallon, 28 cents from a month ago, and Madison prices are also $2.73 a gallon, down 24 cents from this time last month. 

Dane County prepares for its annual fair

Dane County is getting ready to put on its annual county fair, which is set to take place at the Racine County Fairgrounds from July 18th to July 21st at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.