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Gas Prices Rising With No End in Sight

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Have you noticed those gas prices creeping up lately?

According to the AAA Driving Club, prices have risen seven cents in Connecticut over the last week and have reached an average of $3.84 per gallon.

Global unrest, an increase in the state gas tax and the high demand of the summer driving season are contributing to the recent increase.

It puts the state back into the top five nationally in average price per gallon.

Janelle Penatzer moved to the Nutmeg State from Pennsylvania last week. With a daily commute from Manchester to Marlborough, she’s looking into alternative travel arrangements.

“I’m definitely going to be more conservative when it comes to driving, not take those leisurely trips to the mall," Penatzer said. "Maybe find someone to carpool with to work.”

According to AAA, the typical price per gallon in Connecticut is 17 cents higher than it was a year ago.

The national average is 3.59 per gallon. Some analysts are saying prices could go up another quarter by the end of August.

For more information on gas prices near you, visit www.connecticutgasprices.com.
 


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