Gas prices inch downward in Northeast Wisconsin

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(WLUK) -- Area drivers were able to pinch a penny at the gas pumps last week.

According to GasBuddy, the average price of a gallon of gas was $2.43 in the Green Bay area as of Sunday, a 1.1-cent drop from a week earlier. In the Appleton area, stations were charging an average of $2.41, 1.8 cents lower than a week earlier.

"Gasoline supply has continued to improve and as temperatures begin to feel more fall like, demand for fuel will continue to decline," Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said in a news release. "Hurricane Nate, a fast moving storm, did little to disrupt the flow of fuel to market while having a larger impact on oil rigs. However, the nation continues to be awash in crude oil, so the storm mattered little to oil prices. Look for relief to continue in most of the country while Great Lakes states may see a move higher in the next few days due only to the repetitive price cycling behavior."

Nationally, the average price per gallon was $2.47 as of Sunday, six cents lower than a week earlier.

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