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Fact Briefs

Are average gas prices in Wisconsin below $3?

Yes. On Dec. 7, the average price of gas in Wisconsin was $2.97/gallon, according to AAA. On the same day, the national average was around $3.36/gallon. Gas prices are falling nationwide and are closer to the prices before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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