Gas Prices Drop for Another Week

The average price per gallon is the lowest since mid-January.


Prices at the pump continue dropping in Connecticut, with the average per gallon now at $3.64. That’s down four cents since the previous week and 16 cents from a month ago, according to price tracking website Connecticut Gas Prices.

The national average is $3.43 per gallon.

“The national average has now dropped to its lowest level since February 4," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan, of GasBuddy.com. Connecticut Gas Prices is operated by GasBuddy.com

Some experts warn that prices could hit $5 a gallon this summer, but in the short term, DeHaan told The Tribune Review prices could drop through July 4.

The cheapest gas price in Ridgefield according to the Commute section is $3.68 at the Limestone Service Station on 399 Danbury Rd.

Larry June 26, 2012 at 02:24 PM
New Canaan Mobil Station and Gulf Station have kept its prices artifically high, gauging the foolish New Canaanites who are paying up to 30 CENTS MORE PER GALLON than if they went to a gas station in Stamford or Norwalk. Boycott the Mobil Station!
Charlene June 26, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Boycott the Mobil station so that it goes out of business and there is another vacancy in New Canaan? Perhaps the prices are high because the owner has a high rent or mortgage to pay?
Greenhill June 26, 2012 at 03:12 PM
The owner of Mobil has no say in the price it is determined by the refiner and passed on to the local station. Zone pricing in CT allows the refiner to determine that residents in New Canaan can afford to pay more than residents in other less affluent towns. NY got rid of this pricing policy and so should CT.
Lisa June 26, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I will say that Mobil shows good stewardship in how they maintain their property, but to me it's not worth the .30 cent premium for a commodity I can find cheaper elsewhere. A high rent or mortgage is not my problem. If that is the case maybe they should have negotiated a better deal.
J Bauer June 26, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Zone pricing is just a way that gas companies set their wholesale selling prices. Frankly, government has no right to dictate to private business where they should set their prices. Just like government has no right to tell me how to spend my money. Exxon Mobil can sell their wholesale gas to NC Mobil wherever they want. If people are dumb enough to pay it, Exxon will continue to price gas the way they currently do. If people are smart enough to go across the street or to Norwalk, then Exxon will adjust their pricing. This is called supply and demand, folks. There is no need for the heavy hand of the government to come in and dictate to private enterprise!!
Four Jacks June 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Fortunately, we can all go elsewhere to buy gas, as for our property taxes, we are stuck.
Lisa June 26, 2012 at 07:10 PM
So many hidden pressures in NC and now we have to add to the list -- keeping the local gas stations in business.
J Bauer June 26, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Yes we are stuck with our property taxes and if local politicians do not curb their spending or grand plans for capital projects like a shiny new town hall, we are going to be paying much more in taxes in future years. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot we "can afford it" like so many people like to say when we bought Irwin or paved Main street sidewalks.
Lisa June 26, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Rob Mallozzi disavowed that grand and expensive plan that was mailed to all home owners by the long range planning group. It sounds like said group has gone rogue. Surprised that there has been nothing in Patch on such an important and newsworthy topic.
Tom June 26, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Larry the issue is zone pricing. This is Hartford setting the price of fuel for New Canaan higher than elsewhere because of "our ability to pay". In other words it's a tax. This way they can keep the prices down in the voter portion of the state. Let's also remember that the way gas is taxed in CT is based on a percentage of the price and not a fixed amount so Hartford gets more from New Canaan than elsewhere. All it takes for evil to prevail is enough good "people" to do nothing.
Charlene June 26, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Just because it sells Mobil brand doesnt mean its not owned by a Mom & Pop
Big Willy June 27, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Sidewalks? I think we can all agree, Main Street and the new sidewalks look great! A true asset to the town, and to the fortunate property owners who received upgrades to their properties via stone walls. Now if the zombies at AT&T would move their poles, the project would be complete. Who uses AT&T landline phones anymore?
mary parker June 27, 2012 at 03:04 AM
The Mobil Gas Station property is owned by the person who operates the gas station. He has an agreement with the Mobil gas company to sell their gas. He sells his gas at a price that is I think adjusted by Mobil themselves and what they charge him. Mobil gas is also a better quality gas then those low rate gas stations who buy from cheap gas companies as the gas is less quality and usually has water in it. Know your gas qualities before you fill up. Poor gas causes problems in motors. I've seen Shell Stations have no name gas trucks fill their tanks with cheaper gasoline, not from Shell itself. You get what you pay for. I trust New Canaan Mobil, New Canaan Gulf and C&H Gulf for gas.
mary parker June 27, 2012 at 03:19 AM
The operator of the Mobil Station in New Canaan also owns the property. Yet he is in contract to sell Mobil Gasoline. His prices are fair for the area he is in and sells a top quality gasoline, along with both gulf stations in New Canaan. Most low cost gas stations sell gas from low quality cheap companies with low grade gasoline. You get what you pay for. The cheaper quality of gas, the more engine problems you will have.
cindyb June 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Not in this town! I don't see any drop! It's probably $1 a gallon cheaper at Citgo in Glenbrook...wait haven't we already had this discussion about rip off gas stations in NC? As for town projects, seems nobody is on same page and no matter who we elect all they want to do is spend, spend, spend & destroy the town for what it once was. Very sad for those of us who spent our lives here and know what this place once was. Wish they would finish paving Main Street, I hope town does not consider upper Main St "done"...it could still use another 3 inches of pavement so those of us pulling in to our driveways don't nearly pop our tires every time we come home.
Glen K Dunbar June 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM
I have to agree w/Mary. You get what You pay for. Art at the Mobil is the BEST as far as I am concerned. A true Gentleman who helps out everyone. His gas is good too as Mary said. Only reason I not go there all the time is I hate lines and waiting.
J Bauer June 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Yes, Rob more generally disavowed the waste of money we called the long range planning commission. That said, for some reason we are still planning on plunking down 20 or 30 million bucks so we can bulldoze town hall and erect a nice new shiny building. My point on the sidewalks was that the town engaged in fierce debate over $400k but nobody saying boo about a massive capital expenditure... crazy.
J Bauer June 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM
That just is not true about quality of gas. There are only about 70 refineries in the US that turn oil into gasoline for cars. Most of the major refineries that the gasoline companies used to own were sold to pure play refining companies. Those refineries sell to various companies and wholesalers and then the biggest thing that Mobil vs Shell vs anyone else does is to place additives, like engine detergents, into gasoline. No proof any of the additives are better or worse than others. There was some big comparison done years ago by either the NYTimes or Wall Street Journal showing that gas from el cheapo gas station vs gas from branded stations has no discernible difference on engine performance. But, if you like the shine white sign and blue letters, go for it and pay up.
LittleFork June 27, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Gas lines? you must be stuck in 1979. Bottom line is the people in NC get ripped off constantly - defined as paying over market price - just because you can afford it doesn't make it right, and the concept of "buy local" is nonsense - local needs to compete not just rip you off....Gulf main st is cheaper than the others - so buy local there if your incline - otherwise save some $ and moral character and go just out of town to MOBIL norwalk for 10-15 cents less...and good old Lenny has already been discussed.
Lisa June 27, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Gas is a commodity with not a lot of difference when you buy from a name brand station. Gulf is not even a refiner any longer. They are a distributor owned by Cumberland Farms who bought the rights to the brand from Chevron a few years back. They probably even buy some of their gas wholesale from EXON Mobile. You can get the same gas .30 cents cheaper from Cumby in Norwalk so why pay more in NC.
Glen K Dunbar June 27, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Fork: Politely speaking. Yea, no lines like 1979. Yet, I HATE when I have to get gas to have the pumps all TIED up. It irks me too when it a pump is open on the wrong side where my gas tank is and I would have to reach over. I always fuss and go elsewhere. I still say Mobil in New Canaan is TOPS. As for the Gulf in New Canaan. I already put my foot in my mouth there. So, I will say sorry again and that I just prefer to go elsewhere. As for the Mobil in Norwalk (BroadRiver) (It may have changed brands.not sure) I will just say that one guy who works there is a real crank
Maria Kean September 01, 2012 at 02:45 AM
No one is gauging anyone! If you would like to be educated on the gasoline business feel free to come by Mobil and I will educate you! I had to be told this was on the patch because quite frankly I have to much going on to look at the comments people write on the patch! Furthermore you can't even post your name haa. You can go anywhere you'd like for your gasoline etc it doesn't hurt me. My father has been at this location for 40 years and you aren't going to hurt us ;). You also pay a lot more for a house in new Canaan than u do in Stamford and Norwalk. Just saying! Enjoy
Maria Kean September 01, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Thank u
Maria Kean September 01, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Thank you glen! People on here need to stop being so negative ;). We r very good to our customers. Thanks
Maria Kean September 01, 2012 at 02:49 AM
First off hiding your name is comical. Really? 2 nd is no one is getting ripped off and I'm not going to explain everything again but we are charged more call price zones. We get charged more because of the location! A 400,000 dollar house in Norwalk is 1 million in new Canaan! Pretty easy to figure out. It has to do with zoning. If you'd like more info I'd be happy to discuss and educate u!
Maria Kean September 01, 2012 at 02:50 AM
It's Exxon Mobil. Just saying. Not exon mobile


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