Gas prices in CT may be on the rise due to Alaska pipeline shutdown

Gas prices in southwestern Connecticut are expected to rise once again, thanks to a pipeline problem almost 3,000 miles away. Energy consultant Peter Beutel says by Tuesday a gallon of gas may cost up

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2006, 9:45 PM

Updated 6,496 days ago

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Gas prices in CT may be on the rise due to Alaska pipeline shutdown
Gas prices in southwestern Connecticut are expected to rise once again, thanks to a pipeline problem almost 3,000 miles away. Energy consultant Peter Beutel says by Tuesday a gallon of gas may cost up to a nickel more. Beutel blames the possible hike on pipeline problems at Alaska's Prudhoe Bay. On Sunday, oil company BP announced it was shutting down the nation's largest producing oil field after discovering corrosion in a transit pipeline system. Drivers in New Canaan say they feel helpless, but Beutel says lower gas consumption can help. He suggests drivers carpool or skip one car trip a month.
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