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Gas prices increasing sharply

Connecticut Post
Published 10:24 am, Monday, February 18, 2013
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Among the things that are out of season, add higher gas prices.

Annual spikes in the price at the pump usually occur in late March, before the summer holidays and again in the late fall, just in time for the peak Thanksgiving holiday travel.

But the AAA reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gas today is $3.961 a gallon, up almost six cents from a week ago and an increase of almost 29-cents from one month ago.

WTNH reports that experts blame the rising price of oil. Traditionally gas prices rise 40-cents a gallon in late March through early May. Some parts of Connecticut are already over the $4 per gallon mark, WTNH reports. According to the AAA, Monday's national average for gas is $3.73 a gallon.