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Gas prices turn upward a tad in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut.

This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.26, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Prices in Ridgefield this weekend included $3.75 cash at Valero and $3.79 at Irving. Shell was $3.99. Low in Danbury was $3.57 at a Sunoco on Newtown Road. Lowest reported price in the state was $3.45 at a Costco in Milford.

Including the change in gas prices in Connecticut during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 5.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“With the fresh start of 2013 many motorists have begun seeking information on where gasoline prices will be going for the upcoming year,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “GasBuddy will be releasing its 2013 forecast this week, available on the GasBuddy Blog, which will highlight not only where we expect gasoline prices to go, but new this year is our diesel forecast, just more tools to help motorists budget and be prepared for what lies ahead.”

The GasBuddy blog can be found at blog.gasbuddy.com.

GasBuddy operates ConnecticutGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada.

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