Gas prices continue to rise; up 18 cents in a month

March 25, 2019 GMT

Bridgeport gas prices have risen 8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.64 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 96 stations.

Gas prices in Bridgeport are 18.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 3.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Bridgeport is priced at $2.45 a gallon while the most expensive is $2.79 - a difference of 34 cents per gallon.

Gas prices in other cities include: Waterbury- $2.61, up 7.8 cents per gallon from last week; New Haven- $2.64, up 7.1 cents per gallon; and Connecticut $2.67, up 5.4 cents per gallon.

The lowest price in Connecticut is $2.34 while the highest is $3.31 - a difference of 97 cents per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country today stands at $1.12 while the most expensive is $5.04 - a difference of $3.92.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.62a gallon. The national average is up 22.2 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 2.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

“Gasoline prices have increased in all fifty states in the last week as refineries continue working toward cleaner, more expensive gasoline and as oil prices have continued creeping higher,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy said in a release.

“There shouldn’t be any surprises that prices continue to migrate higher given the warnings in the past few months, thought that doesn’t make it any easier for motorists to digest higher gas prices. Unfortunately as seasonal issues continue to weigh on markets along with higher oil prices, it’s likely we’ll continue to be in this pattern for at least a few more weeks.”