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Connecticut gas prices up 38 cents in one week

While the physical damage created by Hurricane Harvey might have occurred roughly 1,700 miles away from Connecticut, the impact of the temporary closing of the Texas and Louisiana refineries is being felt at the Nutmeg State’s gas stations.

gas prices rising hurricane harveyAAA is reporting that Connecticut’s average price at the gas pump is $2.86 per gallon, up 38 cents from last week. Connecticut’s gas prices are also the eighth highest in the nation – in comparison, the average national price is $2.65 per gallon, a 27-cent increase from last week.

Within the state, the Greater Bridgeport-Stamford region and the New London-Norwich region tied for the highest prices at $2.89 per gallon, respectively. The Greater Hartford region recorded a $2.85 per gallon average and the New Haven-Meriden region averaged $2.83 per gallon.

If it is any consolation, Connecticut’s gas prices are lower than California’s, which has the highest average among the states at $3.12 per gallon.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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