Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut stayed at $3.79 per gallon over the past week. The Sunday, July 29, state average compares with the national average that has increased 0.4¢ per gallon in the last week to $3.50 per gallon, according to gasoline price website ConnecticutGasPrices.com.
Connecticut gas prices Sunday were 24.1¢ per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 18¢ per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.1¢ per gallon during the last month and stands 20.2¢ per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
Darien’s lowest price Sunday of $3.89 was 2¢ more than a week ago. Four Darien stations featured that price yesterday: the downtown Shell station, Post Road Sunoco, the Noroton Valero and the Noroton Heights BP. The lowest price gas in Norwalk was $3.83. The lowest in Stamford was $3.84. And the lowest price in Connecticut was $3.61 on Sunday in Weathersfield.
“While motorists in many regions saw gasoline prices stabilize over the last week, it’s only a matter of time before last week’s rise in wholesale prices translates to a continued march higher on the retail level,” said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “The late week rally in stocks seemed to also fuel commodities higher, leading me to believe that pump prices will again pick up over the next week,” DeHaan said.
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.