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Gas Prices in Canton, CT On the Rise

After months of decline gasoline is becoming more expensive.

As if Connecticut didn't get enough bad news recently with word that we have the highest gas prices in the continental U.S., now comes a report that the downward trend of gas prices is coming to an end.

Gas prices nationally have gone back up by nearly a dime in the last two weeks, according to a CNN report. In Connecticut, that trend is apparent as well, with gas prices rising from an average of $3.64 for a gallon of regular a month ago to the current average of $3.81 for a gallon of regular, data from the AAA's fuel gauge report shows.

Despite months of stability at the pump, the price of crude oil — which drives the retail cost of gasoline — shot up about $3 a barrel in the past two weeks, closing Friday at more than $90 barrel, the CNN report says.

In Connecticut, the Bridgeport metropolitan area currently has the highest gas prices, with a gallon of regular selling for about $3.92 on average, AAA reports. The New Haven-Meriden area is just behind it, with a gallon of regular selling for $3.79 on average. In the New London and Hartford areas gas is selling for an average of $3.78 for a gallon of regular right now.

In Canton, the three stations are at $3.89, according to http://connecticutgasprices.com.

concerned July 30, 2012 at 08:03 PM
This is news, when did the gas prices in Canton ever come down?
Andrew Ziemba July 31, 2012 at 12:36 AM
I am excited for $5 gas. Maybe at that point people will care enough to support a complete elimination of the idiotic gas tax that we have in this state.
concerned July 31, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Unfortunately, it won't work then with this liberal state. The people here will decide, yes, it's only $5 a gallon, but look at how beautiful this state is. It's just like Massachusettes and their ideas to keep voting these thiefs back into office. Keep praying that God will have mercy on us all! Sad
JP July 31, 2012 at 04:12 PM
And why are Cantons so high, because it's Canton I guess. A town of overpriced housing, high property taxes, countless ordinances brought on because 1 person complains about something, too many bars and package stores, and too much traffic.

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