Unrest in Middle East hits home for motorists

Gasoline prices were advertised at Cumberland Farms at 109 Main St. in Winsted. In one month, from February to March, the price has gone up for a gallon of gas by 30 cents. Civil unrest in oil-producing countries in the Middle East are the main culprit for the rising prices. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — Gas prices throughout the state, including in the Northwest Corner, continue to rise quickly as oil prices reflect unrest in the Middle East.

According to Jim MacPherson, spokesman for Connecticut’s American Automobile Association (AAA), prices across the state for a gallon of gasoline have gone up from February to March by 30 cents.

MacPherson said AAA is attributing the higher gas prices to the political unrest in oil-producing countries like Libya.

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