Gas Prices Shoot up 6 More Cents in a Week

A rise in price this time of year is expected.

Spring has sprung and so have the gas prices. In just a week the average price of gas in Connecticut has went up from $4.07 to $4.13.

According to the price tracking website Connecticut Gas Prices, the state still has a ways to go to reach record highs. In the summer of 2007, the price peaked at $4.38. In spring 2011, gas prices hit $4.27 a gallon and began a steady decline until December 2011.

According to the Associated Press
, the high prices in spring are a cyclical trend because refineries reduce input to repair equipment for summer production. The prices have reportedly increased annually nationwide between February and May since 2000.

Last week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law that limits the gas tax. At the time the move was , but the savings are expected rise along with the prices.

Where can you find the cheapest gas in Southington? According to ConnecticutGasPrices.com, BJ's Wholesale Club on Spring Street will let you pump at $4.00 per gallon and the on Queen Street will cost you $4.03 per gallon.

If you like paying more for gas, you could always head down to Westport where the Mobil Station on Post Road will charge a whopping $4.83 per gallon of regular gas, the highest recorded price in the state.

So where do you get your gas and how do you keep costs down? Share your secrets and help other local residents save on their budgets.

concerned April 09, 2012 at 04:34 PM
How do you like that Change America! Just keep voting in the democrats and you will see even higher prices. It's all a politcal game at the taxpayers expense.
Bob Dobson April 10, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Right...because one of the most important aspects of living in a democracy is having unlimited access to cheap gasoline. That's all that really matters.
concerned April 10, 2012 at 07:33 PM
We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic.
Bob Dobson April 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM
concerned April 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Do you understand we are a FREE country, and our current government is trying to change that to become more "European". How's that working in Europe, France, Greece, etc.? We don't want to go down that road, it's the road to distruction. Read some history....It's time for the people to wake up and take back their freedom, liberty, strong country once again, and NOT rely on the loser thinking that the government is trying to impose on all of us. Please America, do your homework and don't let the politicians control your life. We the People control the destiny of this great land with God as our leader, not man!
Bob Dobson April 12, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Okay, so the government is trying to take away our freedom and make us more European? I see no evidence of that. What you're doing is parroting a couple of the common right-wing talking points of the moment. U.S. versus Europe...it's a false dichotomy. Nice idea for a science fiction script, but the U.S. is not going to morph into France or some other country. Back to gas. It has been getting more expensive for years. We're talking about a finite resource, and it's one that we're addicted to. Perhaps you might redirect some of your angst towards the oil executives who are making record profits right now, or the Wall Street goons who speculate on the damn stuff. I agree, it's time for us to take back freedom and liberty, and rebuild our strength as a nation. But that's not done by treating the symptoms and ignoring the disease. One disease we have right now is a near total dependence on oil. It's causing social problems here, exacerbating the challenges our military faces abroad, and reducing our economic competitiveness. The problem is not high oil prices, the problem is oil.


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