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State Gas Prices Keep on Dropping, Cheshire Sees Slight Rise

Prices for regular gasoline fell almost two cents this week, continuing a downward trend over the last three weeks, according to GasBuddy.com. In Cheshire, however, there was a small increase as lows went to $3.82 per gallon.

Gas prices in Connecticut dipped even lower this week to an average of $3.90 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

The average cost of gas in the state has been falling around 2 cents a week for the past three weeks or so, according to GasBuddy.com. Prices fell 1.8 cents this week in Connecticut and 1.9 cents compared to last week across the nation, for a new national average of $3.65 per gallon.

In Cheshire, the lowest prices are currently found at the Cheshire Gulf station on the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike near Southington for the fifth week in a row as prices rose just slightly to $3.82 per gallon of regular.

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The Stop and Shop on West Main Street and Cheshire Citgo each held second with prices at $3.86 per gallon of regular.

"The national average has seemingly found some relative stability in the last week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "And while the national average hasn't seen much movement, some areas of the country have seen volatility continue, mainly in the Great Lakes states where prices may again be poised to rise in the next couple of days as wholesale prices reverberate as refineries continue their maintenance schedules and the progressive switch over to summer gasoline continues," DeHaan said.

Compared to last year, Connecticut prices are 9.9 cents lower than this time one year ago and are 5.1 cents lower than one month ago.

Nationally, gas prices have dropped 4.1 cents since last month and are 15 cents lower now than a year ago, according to GasBuddy.com.

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