With gas prices staying below $3 per gallon this spring, area convenience store owners are hoping that bodes well for a busy summer season in Door and Kewaunee Counties. After initial forecasts reportedly expected prices to approach $4 per gallon this summer, AAA is forecasting gas prices to fall to an average of $2.70 this summer. Parv Jandu of Jandu Petroleum says it is too early to tell if an increase in travel is due to lower gas prices or a better economy.
Gas prices in Sturgeon Bay were as low as $2.64 per gallon on Monday. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline last June peaked at $2.88 a gallon locally, according to Gasbuddy.com.