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Gas Prices Again on the Rise in Connecticut

Nationally, prices went down. That wasn’t the case in Connecticut.

 

After a brief respite from rising gas prices last week, the price at the pump once again appears to be on the rise. The state average, according to price tracking website ConnecticutGasPrices.com, rose two cents to $4.10.

The national average dropped three cents to $3.79 in the past week.

"In the last few years, we've typically seen a seasonal downward trend at the gas pump as the cooler temperatures invade," said analyst Patrick DeHaan, of GasBuddy.com, the parent company of ConnecticutGasPrices.com.

"We just haven't seen any sort of real decline at the pump yet this autumn. This year has seen one of the warmest ever- temperatures and gasoline prices alike,” he added. "High temperatures have been blamed on global warming, perhaps we're seeing a long term 'pump warming' equivalent at retail pumps. Either way, the small drop in gasoline prices isn't to the satisfaction of many, and I don't see enough relief to satisfy the majority of American motorists any time soon.”

To find the lowest gas prices in the area, check the Patch commute section.

undisclosed October 01, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who feels this way. It costs a small fortune to fill up my car. I generally make it a point to fill up when I get up to Milford, or I hunt for the cheapest gas around here in town. But, I won't use the gas from Chaves land. I'd rather pay a penny or two more than support that regime. I know, I know, the stations are locally owned and all that. However, my money, my choice. Over $4.00 per gallon is a crime for the average commuter to have to pay. For people lucky enough to have a job, automobile commute is a necessity. Now they have to pay a huge amount for gas, also. And we"re being told to drive small, electric cars that use ever so expensive electricity to power them? Expensive foreign gas and expensive electricity, probably coal generated, ? Either way, money is needed to put food on the table and clothes on our backs. Most people are making best friends with every penny at the moment. And we see gas prices going up!?! I feel the pain at the pump!
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