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Connecticut Gas Price Increases Slow, Near $4

After some sharp increases in the past months, the price per gallon rises modestly in a week.

The price of gas in Connecticut rose four cents in a week to $3.98, according to ConnecticutGasPrices.com. The last time a gallon cost $4 was in May.  

The slowing price increases appear to be a national trend that could indicate a future drop in cost.

"The national average has finally begun to cool off after rising nearly every day since the start of July," said Patrick DeHaan, an analyst at GasBuddy.com, in a statement.

He added, "As the West Coast and Great Lakes see refining issues in the rear view mirror, as well as the end of the summer driving season approaching, we may see a new downward pattern develop which could see average prices falling- especially after mid-September, a pattern that could dominate the gas pump until the holiday season.”

The national average is $3.70 per gallon.

To find the cheapest gas in the area, check the Patch commute section.

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