Hey, what's the deal, Connecticut? Why are gas prices thirty-three cents higher than the same time last year?

AAA tells us that gas prices in Connecticut are rising steadily but there's a logical reason. According to AAA, during the arrival of spring, gas prices always go up because the gas market is doing its best to get rid of its winter-blend gasoline to make way for its summer-blend and that costs money.

If you compare Connecticut's gas prices with other states, the news is not that bad. As of March 26, 2018, the average cost for a gallon of gas in Connecticut is $2.696 but it is rising. Pump prices on the West Coast are nuts averaging in the low $3/gallon range with Hawaii coming in at $3.51/gallon.

The lowest prices for a gallon of gas in Connecticut is right here in New Milford at three stations for $2.49/gallon at Mercury at 222 Danbury Rd., Valero at 315 Danbury Rd., and Cumberland Farms at 372 Danbury Rd. I remember that in 1973 my senior year at Ithaca College, I was paying twenty-seven cents a gallon.

If you have money to burn and don't really care how much gas costs, Greenwich, Stamford, North Haven, Ridgefield, and Darien all run at between $3.09 and $3.29/gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.

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