Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 6.7¢ per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70 per gallon on Sunday, July 15. This compares with the national average that remained at $3.42 per gallon over the past week, according to gasoline price website ConnecticutGasPrices.com.
Darien’s lowest price has remained at $3.75 per gallon for the third week in a row, this time at the Post Road Sunoco station near West Norwalk Road. The Post Road Exxon has $3.77 per gallon gas Monday morning. Other per gallon prices in town Monday morning included the downtown Shell station and Noroton Valero, both at $3.83. At one point during the past week, the downtown Exxon was offering gas for $3.55 per gallon to clear out its tanks so they could be replaced this month.
Norwalk’s lowest price was $3.69 per gallon at the Sunoco on Westport Avenue. Stamford’s lowest priced gas was at $3.77 on Cove Road. The lowest price in Connecticut on Monday morning was at a station in Weathersfield, which was offering gas at $3.49 per gallon.
Including the change in gas prices in Connecticut during the past week, prices Sunday were 29.6¢ per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago. The national average has decreased 11¢ per gallon during the last month and stands 24.7¢ per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“Those who stuck around the low gas price party expecting it to last have realized they’re out in the cold,” Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com’s senior petroleum analyst. “Oil prices are well off their recent lows, and we’ll likely continue to see the national average rise in response. Most regions should see prices rising, while the Rockies areas may see any increase take considerably longer to arrive,” DeHaan said.
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