Madison (WKOW)- The average cost of gas this week stands at $3.80 per gallon in Madison; an average of 1.3 cents cheaper than last week.
According to MadisonGasPrices.com, this compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.70.
Sunday the price of gas was 43.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, but eight cents per gallon lower than a month ago. While the national average has in fact decreased 0.8 cents per gallon during the last month, the price of gas stands 33.2 cents per gallon higher than it did one year ago.
"In the last few years, we've typically seen a seasonal downward trend at the gas pump as the cooler temperatures invade," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We just haven't seen any sort of real decline at the pump yet this autumn. This year has seen one of the warmest ever- temperatures and gasoline prices alike. High temperatures have been blamed on global warming, perhaps we're seeing a long term "pump warming" equivalent at retail pumps. Either way, the small drop in gasoline prices isn't to the satisfaction of many, and I don't see enough relief to satisfy the majority of American motorists any time soon."
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