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Connecticut has third highest average gas price in United States

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The average price of gasoline has increased by 9 cents in Connecticut since September and that gives the state the third highest price in the nation. 

In Connecticut, the average price of gasoline is $4.12, which has gone up 2 cents in the past week and 9 cents since last month, according to auto club AAA. 

Connecticut is only behind California, $4.17, and Hawaii, $4.42, in gas prices. The national average is $3.78, which is 34 cents below Connecticut's average.

In the Hartford and New Haven/Meriden metro areas, the average price of gas is $4.10 while in New London-Norwich, the price is $4.06 and drivers in the Bridgeport area are paying $4.22 on average.

"Connecticut motorists are frustrated because gas prices have started to rise again despite an end to the busy summer driving season," said AAA Public Affairs Manager Aaron Kupec. "Record low supplies are preventing drivers from catching much of a break."

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