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.
Southington's lowest gas prices are currently found at the Food Bag on Meriden Avenue as the station offers gas at $3.83 per gallon of regular for the second straight week. The Cumberland Farms on Queen Street ranks second at $3.90 per gallon of regular and Gas Man on Main Street currently offers gas at $3.92 per gallon.
Prices in other parts of town, particularly at Mobil stations, reach upwards of $4.10 per gallon of regular.
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"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 Patch's local commute section.
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