Expect Higher Gas Prices For Labor Day

9/1/17 – If you’re planning a Labor Day weekend trip, you’ll pay more at the pump. Wisconsingasprices.com says the average gallon of regular unleaded costs $2.45 cents a gallon Friday, 15-cents more than one month ago. But on a percentage basis, the Wisconsin price hike is only about half the national jump of seven-percent since oil refineries shut down due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas. About one quarter of the nation’s refineries are flooded out in the Houston area. Analyst Jim Ritterbusch says futures prices for wholesalers are at their highest in more than two years — and it could translate to a price hike of up to 25 cents a gallon before they drop to their previous levels by Halloween. Gas in Beaver Dam is as high as $2.44; Watertown and Waupun are averaging $2.45.