Connecticut Gas Prices Hold Steady Below $4

The price per gallon in Connecticut remains shy of $4 for another week.

Despite a small price increase of one cent in the past week, the average price of gas in Connecticut remains below $4 a gallon, according to price tracking website Connecticut Gas Prices. The current average per gallon is $3.99.

A month ago, the average price in Connecticut was $3.80. The prices throughout the state remain far more expensive than the national average, which most recently was $3.74.   

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, the parent company of Connecticut Gas Prices, said Tropical Storm Isaac could affect oil prices, but it appears that the storm is weakening. 

"It's entirely within the realm of possibility that we see refinery outages, oil production losses and gasoline supply issues - essentially all the things you don't want to happen," DeHaan said in a statement. "While this storm doesn't currently appear as powerful as other storms that have caused similar concern, we're continuing to watch the situation develop."

The price per gallon last averaged $4 in Connecticut back in April.

To find the lowest gas prices, check the Patch commute section

Cliff Cuming August 28, 2012 at 02:45 AM
What would happen if we adopted T Boone Picken's plan? He wants all trucks to un on abundant natural gas freeing up diesel and petrol for jet and cars thus lowering the price. Easy enough to start the conversion process by adding propane storage tanks to stations on the interstates and then to other locations. Makes good sense to me.
Cathy August 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM
4 years ago, gas prices were about $1.79...just thinkin'
SLP August 28, 2012 at 06:42 PM
yep and 5 years ago they were much higher than they are today.: http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx
SLP August 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM
correction..just a little over 4 years ago..
Craig Zac August 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM
and I dont remember at anytime within the last 6 years that gas was any place near $1.79... Seriously I dont, I must have stayed home that day.
Connecticut15 August 30, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Nancy Pelosi turned off the lights on the Northeast Congressional Representatives who requested addressing skyrocketing oil prices. Is this respect and care by leadership in trying to seek solutions? $4/gallon for gas and home heating oil is ridiculous and unsustainable. It is dangerous to the health and safety of our families, communities, economy, and country. It drastically affects all aspects of life and work. Costs for food have skyrocketed as a result of these energy costs. Costs to heat our homes and schools eat up significantly more income. These costs are clearly artificial since a reasonable and appropriate energy policy would include all venues, more drilling, more exploration, more leases, more refineries, along with the development of new technologies so long as those new technologies' consequences are catalogued and studied to provide transparency to consumers as to their risks and benefits. Talk to people who live near windmills. Talk to people with smart meters.
Mr D. September 04, 2012 at 04:05 PM
The price of oil is mostly driven by demand-and-supply on the world market. OPEC supply-side control and China and India middle class car buying have more impact on gas prices than anything U.S. politicians do/don't do. As for natural gas, yes there's a temporary boom, but it's mostly causing coal mines to close and has no impact on transportation.


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