Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 3.6¢ per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64 per gallon Sunday, July 8. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8¢ per gallon in the last week to $3.41 per gallon, according to gasoline price website ConnecticutGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Connecticut during the past week, prices Sunday were 29.5¢ per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.2¢ per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 15.2¢ per gallon during the last month and stands 21.4¢ per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
Darien’s lowest gas price Monday was the same as it was a week ago. The lowest gas price in Darien on Monday morning, July 9, was $3.75 per gallon, which could be found at the Post Road Exxon across from Thorndal Circle, the Post Road Valero in Noroton, and the Post Sunoco near the Norwalk line. The cheapest gas in Norwalk was $3.73 on Monday and Stamford’s cheapest was $3.75. To the north, New Canaan’s lowest gas price on Monday was at $3.89.
“After a dramatic decline in gasoline prices in virtually every region in the past month, gasoline prices have started to rise,” Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com’s senior petroleum analyst, said. “While I don’t necessarily believe that the recent uptick in crude prices will stick, I also don’t see prices falling considerably lower until after the conclusion of the summer driving season, when demand declines, and more expensive blends are phased out.”
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. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area.