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Fuel Report: Lowest Gas Price in Town $3.69

We're all feeling it: Unrest in the Middle East can yield higher gas prices. Let's help each other find the least expensive stations around.

In Connecticut, the average gallon of regular gasoline costs $3.74, according to AAA's "Fuel Gauge Report," with the mid-grade at $3.85, premium at $3.97 and diesel at $4.11.

Things are bad, but could be worse: The highest-ever recorded price for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Nutmeg State was $4.39 — on July 9, 2008.

Still, the current figures mark a rise over last week and last month, with the week-ago prices for the same fuel at $3.65, $3.76, $3.87 and $4.02 — and the month-ago prices at $3.34, $3.45, $3.57 and $3.71.

Amazingly, one year ago, a gallon of gas in Connecticut would cost, on average, $2.91, with mid-grade at $3.16, premium at $3.24 and diesel at $3.16.

If you're planning to fill your gas tank up today, we're saving you the search around town with a list of where you can get the cheapest gas. Here's a look, and be sure to give us tips on cheaper gas in the area in the Comments section below:

Vendor Address Price
1139 Post Road $3.69 1096 Post Road $3.69 1101 Post Road $3.70 Mercury 44 1830 Post Road East (Westport)
$3.71 2047 Post Road $3.71

Information compiled from gasprices.mapquest.com and the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

Darryl Manning March 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM
The Shell Station on the Post Road does in fact accept the Stop & Shop gas credits. I tried it last week and saved a lot! You have to bring your card inside and have them swipe it first before you gas up. Thank you Patch for reporting on this a few weeks ago!
David Riordan March 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM
I read your column on gas prices. Yesterday the prices on two you quoted were up to $3.71 from $3.69. Dave
Michael Dinan (Editor) March 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM
Thank you very much for this up-to-the-minute information, David. If you let us know which ones moved up, we will update the table accordingly.
P M March 14, 2011 at 01:32 PM
I swipe my SnS card right at the pump before I swipe my credit card. Works too. I think you have to push the "test" button first though.
Liz March 14, 2011 at 03:09 PM
The Stop n Shop gas station in Milford gives you 10 cent off the gallon when you swipe your stop n shop card even if you have no gas rewards, the Shell in town does not give you a discount unless you have gas rewards. Found that out the hard way. Having two vehicles it still saves being able to go to the Shell in town for at least one of the vehicles. As of yesterday, regular was 3.719 a gal and plus was 3.819 a gal.

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