Gas prices fall as winter comes closer

Decrease credited to high supply of crude oil

Gas prices have dropped for 16 straight weeks according to an industry analyst.

In La Crosse it’s under $3.20 for a gallon of unleaded gas. The decrease in prices is credited to a high supply of crude oil.

A business professor at Viterbo isn’t sure how low prices will go as refineries switch over to a winter blend.

“So I think the supply is going to stay in pretty good shape, and so I think we’re going to see it go up again, but it’s going to be very gradual, I do believe,” said Todd Ondell, of Viterbo’s School of Business.

Prices are even lower on the Minnesota side of the border. The professor says that’s because Wisconsin has a higher gas tax.