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Gas prices continue to fall

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NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Gas prices continue to trend in a direction drivers like.

After increasing over Labor Day weekend, the price drivers pay for gasoline fell statewide for 11 out of the past 12 days, said AAA.

"I think it’s great for people [to be able to travel]," said Nancy Marcano of Newington.

Drivers at the Citgo station off the Berlin Turnpike in Newington reported paying $2.06 on Tuesday morning.

"It feels good because maybe I can put money towards the Christmas presents and saving up," said Doug Latham of Southington.

According to Gas Buddy, the average price per gallon for regular unleaded is $2.28 in Connecticut.

AAA said it expected that number to move even lower as the fall approaches. It is part of the annual drop when the driving season ends and demand goes down. Refineries switch to a winter blend.

Crude oil is starting to trade higher on the exchanges, but that is always subject to change quickly, according to AAA.

Some of the cheapest gas in central Connecticut can be found in East Windsor.

It's $2.05 at Noble gas station on North Read and $2.07 at the 7-Eleven on Route 5 and Stoughton Road.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, drivers will continue to see average prices below $2.00 as the price of crude remains fairly low.

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