Highest Gas Price Average Ever in 2012

The average price per gallon in Connecticut has been on the decline.


The average price of gas throughout 2012 is likely to be the most expensive ever, according to the price tracking website GasBuddy.com.

"While the national average continues to fall, we've done the math- the yearly average in 2012 is all but guaranteed to set all time record highs," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst. "We still stand at $3.63 per gallon for a yearly average, and gasoline prices would need to average no more than $2.35 per gallon for every day left in 2012 for the national yearly average to drop below 2011, something that appears impossible."

In Connecticut, the average price per gallon dropped two cents in a week to $3.77. A month ago the price was $3.87.

Nationally, the average is $3.39.

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

Kathleen Ramunni December 03, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I've found that it really pays to pay attention to gas prices when you're driving around. Recently I was in Newington and noticed the price of regular was $3.71. Coming back, in Meriden it was $3.68, and in Hamden it was $3.83. I filled up in Meriden, saving 15 cents a gallon than if I had filled up in Hamden. Of course, it would be easier to use apps like Gas Buddy, but I had just happened to notice the prices while driving.
Thomas Alegi December 03, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Kathleen, if more people paid attention to gasoline pricing, as you did, there would be more people saving money on other needed items. Does anyone shop at Stop & Shop? If so, you should be taking advantage of Stop & Shop’s gasoline points program. On average, you could be saving 30 cents a gallon on gasoline, which you could use to pay for increasingly higher food costs.


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