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Fuel Report: Lowest Gas Price Around $3.83

Let's help each other find the least expensive stations around.

— despite some advice from Ridgefield Patch readers to seek affordable gasoline outside of town — one reader told us she paid $3.75 over the weekend at the Limestone Service Station in Ridgefield, and that a station near the corner of Routes 35 and 7 also was charging $3.75.

Those prices certainly would be cheaper than what we found — a 2 cents per gallon rise in the cheapest price of gas from just one week ago, to $3.83 per gallon.

In Connecticut, the average gallon of regular gasoline costs $3.74, according to AAA's "Fuel Gauge Report," with mid-grade at $3.87, premium at $3.98 and diesel at $4.13.

Those figures mark about a penny rise over last week and steep rise over last month, with the week-ago prices for the same fuel at $3.74, $3.85, $3.96 and $4.11 — and the month-ago prices at $3.35, $3.47, $3.59 and $3.73.

Just one year ago, a gallon of gas in Connecticut would cost, on average, $2.92, with mid-grade at $3.17, premium at $3.25 and diesel at $3.17.

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 Getty 36 Danbury Road $3.83 BP
242 South Salem Road $3.87
BP
115 Danbury Road $3.89
Mobil
31 Danbury Road $3.89
Shell
130 Danbury Road $4.10

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

John Symon March 20, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Despite the first paragraph, you continue to omit these two stations who are in Ridgefield and offer gas at a savings. Is Shell a Patch sponsor, wherby you are driving people to pay .35 cents more per gallon? I don't understand...
John Symon March 20, 2011 at 08:25 PM
"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." This is a wrong statement that you are making knowith that there are cheaper alternatives. The 'list' doesn't reflect the two stations with the cheapest gas. "Here's a look, and be sure to give us tips on cheaper gas..." should be followed by 'which we may chose to ignore.' I would like to see some investigative reporting. Why not ask the people filling up at the Shell pumps why they like to pay so much more per gallon? I'm dying to know....
GreedyAmerican March 20, 2011 at 09:01 PM
I myself have wondered why people fill up at Shell, but I now know the answer and have become a Shell convert. 1) The pumps at Shell are faster. They must be new machines. 2) Everything is so clean and neat. Life is too short to deal with dirty gas stations.
Michael Gibney March 20, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Hi, John. If you specify which stations are omitted, we can make the column better next week. As it is, we compiled this information from, as stated, "gasprices.mapquest.com and the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report." Which ones are we missing? Tips are more helpful when they tell us what we're missing rather than the fact we are missing them. Thanks. --MG
John Symon March 20, 2011 at 10:22 PM
The same two that were omitted last week and which were commented on and even referenced above... Limestone Service Station and BP at routes 35 and 7.
Michael Gibney March 20, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Thank you, John. I appreciate the input. I'll get these in next week's column. --MG
John Symon March 20, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Thanks!

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