Prices at the pump have continued the upward trend and exceeded $5 per gallon at some gas stations in the area.
AAA reported on Monday that the national average of regular unleaded gasoline jumped to $4.87 a gallon. The average price in Wisconsin was $4.79, an increase of 41 cents over last week and nearly 80 cents from one month ago. According to GasBuddy.com, prices in Sturgeon Bay ranged from $4.79 to $5.09 per gallon as of 5 pm on Monday.
There are now only ten states with gas prices averaging over $5 a gallon, but that could change quickly as some oil analysts predict that the national average could hit $5.05 a gallon within the next ten days.