Steady Increase in CT Gas Prices Slowing

The average price of regular gas in Connecticut is $3.96 per gallon, an increase of 1.1 cents since last week. Want to know where the lowest gas prices are in Brookfield? Check out our commute section!

Regularly increasing gas prices in Connecticut and the country are easing up on their climb this week, as the price per gallon in the state rose only 1.1 cents to an average of $3.96 per gallon.

But the good news only goes so far. GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan cautions drivers that prices probably won't be dropping anytime soon.

"GasBuddy data showed the national average rising for 32 consecutive days, starting January 20 at $3.265/gal, and ending February 21 at $3.733/gal. The tide has now turned, and the national average has dropped two days straight," DeHaan said. "This is certainly excellent news for disillusioned motorists, but I would caution them not to get overly thrilled as prices may linger near these levels for some time," he added.

According to GasBuddy.com, the average price of gas in Connecticut was 4.2 cents lower one year ago and is now nearly 30 cents higher since last month.

Nationally, the average gas price rose to $3.72. The average was 42 cents lower one month ago, according to GasBuddy.com

To find the lowest gas prices in your area, check out Brookfield Patch's local commute section.

Steven DeVaux February 27, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Of course! It's almost spring and now it's time to raise the property taxes. Leeches never want to kill the host.
Lucia February 28, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Obama has effectively shut down oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Deepwater Horizon leak in 2010. By the way, that leak wasn’t caused by lack of government regulation, but by lack of compliance and lack of oversight. In other words, BP didn’t follow the rules, and the government didn’t make them. Lack of drilling in the gulf has decreased our supply of oil, and has put thousands of people out of work. Seahawk Drilling alone had to lay off over 600 workers while declaring bankruptcy due to Obama’s restrictions on drilling. Less oil production, less gasoline, higher prices at the pump. Speaking of production, Obama’s blatant refusal to approve the Keystone Pipeline will invariably lead to an increase in fuel costs. This is the pipeline that would transfer crude oil from Canada to refineries in Texas to be processed into usable petroleum. The pipeline that would create countless jobs, and create fuel that would then bring down the cost to consumers due to the laws of supply and demand. Instead, Obama has said no to Keystone, which means that Canada will now sell its crude oil to China. It not only is going to cause more pollution in transportation of the oil, because (duh) China is farther away from the Great White North than Texas, but also because China doesn’t have as clean of a refinery process as we do here in the states. Officials have stated that denying the Keystone Pipeline will result in greater pollution to the planet than approving it.
Wondering February 28, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Not quite accurate. Oil leasing has commenced in a big way. http://theadvocate.com/home/3149714-125/gulf-oil-lease-sets30-year-record http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-06-21/industries/32346411_1_gulf-oil-leases-mississippi-canyon-block-exxon-mobil http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203893404577098773281211592.html
Lucia February 28, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Political pressure is one of the major influences on the price of oil. Democrats in Congress need to have an endless series of crises to solve. The United States has plenty of oil, but much of it has been placed off-limits by the Democrats in Congress and (years ago) in the White House. To allow more drilling here at home would have the effect of lowering gas prices at the pump. That would make the (Republican) President look like a problem solver, and the Democrats can't afford to have that happen. Democrats and environmentalists are co-dependent. Democrats pretend that only they care about environmental issues, and environmentalists help to maintain public pressure by creating an endless series of environmental crises for the government to solve. Unfortunately, the federal government almost never solves any problem. Problems keep bureaucrats employed, so real solutions are out of the question. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency was established by President Nixon at a time when air and water quality in this country was really poor in the big cities. Now that those problems have been all but eliminated (airborne lead has been reduced by over 99 percent), the EPA is still around, looking for more and more minute problems to solve. Other agencies are the same way, and now there are hundreds of busy-work bureaucrats and obama keeps adding more.
Steven DeVaux March 01, 2013 at 03:35 AM
If they got market value instead of rigged biding the deficit would be a lot lower.


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