The national gas price average went up in the past week, but Connecticut’s price per gallon dropped two and a half cents to $4.09 according to ConnecticutGasPrices.com.
While many states in the U.S. saw declines in prices, the national average went up due to skyrocketing prices in California, where gas averages $4.49 a gallon. The prices climbed so high that some gas station shut down, according to NPR.
“Thanks largely due to the situation in California, the national average rose slightly in the last week,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, the parent company of ConnecticutGasPrices.com.
He added, “The good news for Californians is to expect relief this week. Around the rest of the nation I expect a mixed bag, with prices not moving significantly in either direction from what I can see at this time. Nationally, prices remain much higher than last year, especially in California, where the average now stands 88c/gal higher than a year ago.”
To find the lowest gas prices in the area, check the Brookfield Patch commute section.