MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- For drivers in southeast Wisconsin, it's been a long time coming -- gas prices lower than $2/gallon.
"People come in and talk about the price there everyday," said Diane Peschek, owner of The Corner Pub. "They didn't think they would ever see it under $2 again."
That's right -- gas under $2/gallon can now be found at the corner of 76th and Lisbon in Milwaukee -- if you're paying with cash. Nomies might have the cheapest gas in Milwaukee right now. Could it get lower? That's anyone's guess.
"We've actually got a little game started where you have to guess the price of gas -- where it's going to be in a week," said Peschek.
So what do you get from Peschek if you guess right on the price?
"Nothing, Recognition," said Peschek.
The gas price website GasBuddy.com says average retail gasoline prices in Milwaukee have fallen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.20/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 gas outlets in Milwaukee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon.
Gas prices have fallen $1.85/gal in Michigan since June 28, the largest drop in the nation. Following close behind: Kentucky, down $1.66/gal, Indiana, down $1.62/gal, Ohio, down $1.61/gal, and Illinois, down $1.60/gal over the same time frame.