AAA: Wisconsin motorists to spend more for gas this summer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- AAA Wisconsin says summer travel plans aren't expected to slow despite predictions that motorists in the state will be spending more for gasoline this summer.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Wisconsin motorists are expected to spend an average of $65 more a month for gasoline this summer compared to last year.

About 4 percent of Wisconsin gas stations have gas at or above $3 a gallon this month, compared to no gas stations above that amount in June 2017.

Nick Jarmusz is the AAA Wisconsin director of public affairs. He says the increase in prices likely won't reduce the number of summer trips. Instead, families may take shorter trips or choose to participate in free activities.

AAA says gas prices could continue to increase if demand remains high.

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