Gas Prices Going Down in Wisconsin

UNDATED (AP) -- A combination of factors is causing gas prices to drop in Wisconsin.

Gas prices in southeastern Wisconsin range from two dollars 79 cents a gallon to two-89. That's down from three dollars 23 cents on August eighth.

Prices are dropping because of lower crude oil prices and a ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon. Also, an Illinois refinery is coming back on line.

Wisconsin Petroleum Council director Erin Roth says the end of the busy summer driving season is also winding down as the kids head back to school.

Stations also switch to a winter blend of gas around mid-September, which is easier to manufacture.