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Gas prices continue to rise in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.93  yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Ridgefield prices Sunday included $3.91 cash at Valero, and $4.09 at Irving. Danbury’s low was $3.85 at a Sunoco on Newtown Road. Low reported in the state was $3.71 at a Citgo in Suffield.

Including the change in gas prices in Connecticut during the past week, prices yesterday were 9.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 29.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 42.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 16.7 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“The steady climb of retail gas prices is likely to continue following double-digit increases in wholesale prices with fuel production tightening in the majority of the country’s refineries,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski. “Los Angeles has climbed to $4.28 per gallon with a 55-cent average price increase in the past month, and that rate was surpassed in Chicago ($4.09 average price) and Detroit ($3.86 per gallon average), where motorists saw 63- and 64-cent respective increases over the same period. New York crossed the $4 threshhold too.”

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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  • big rob 2013

    Gas prices should be about 40 cents lower per gallon at this time, considering oil is trading at about $95.00 a barrel right now. It’s these greedy oil companies that are making the gas stations raise their prices. The oil companies are netting profits in the billions of dollars, instead of helping our nation during this time of a DEPRESSION (that we have been in since 2007), they continue to be greedy. For those thinking that we have been in a recession, double or triple recession, we have been in a DEPRESSION. If you consider the number of banks and businesses that have filed bankruptcy and/or closed since 2007 and continue to do so to this day. Continuous layoffs, down-sizing, pay-cuts (except for executives). DEPRESSION…WE ARE IN A DEPRESSION NOT A RECESSION.

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