Updated: Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 6:56 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 5:35 AM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Gas prices are supposed to peak in the summer driving season, then go back down in the fall. But this year, they are still climbing on this chilly October morning.
The latest numbers from AAA have the Connecticut average at $4.123 a gallon for regular unleaded. That's bad, and higher than the national average of $3.818 a gallon, but it could be worse.
Out in California, the average is $4.668, but there are gas stations with prices well above five dollars a gallon. Experts are blaming refinery fires and pipeline problems. What this means for you is you are paying almost the highest price of the year here in October, and the price could keep going up.
The only good news -- experts think prices will go down soon.
We're still a long way from the highest price seen in Connecticut. In July of 2008 regular unleaded averaged $4.39 in Connecticut.