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 $3.82 for a gallon of regular, data from the AAA's fuel gauge report shows.
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In the Rocky Hill area, three stations come in under $3.69 a gallon, according to Patch's commute section. Sam's Food Store is currently the lowest at $3.67 with and Food Bag close behind at $3.68.
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 Hartford, New London and New Haven-Meriden areas are just behind it, with a gallon of regular selling for $3.79 on average.