Just one month ago, gas prices in Connecticut averaged more than $4 per gallon. Just a week ago, prices were at $3.89. According to the price tracking website Connecticut Gas Prices, the average price at the pump is now down to $3.84.
Nationally, the average is $3.61, while the cheapest in Monroe is an Shell on Main St & Judd Road. The most recent reported price there was $3.81.
According to the Associated Press, the gas prices are “silver lining” in an otherwise weak economy.
On Friday, oil prices plunged nearly 4 percent as a bleak report on U.S. job growth heightened worries about a slowing global economy and waning oil demand. The unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent. Sobering economic news from China and Europe also contributed to the drop.
To track gas prices and traffic, follow the Monroe Patch commute section.