This year, the number of people here in Connecticut who must choose between paying rent, buying food, or paying for home heating oil is growing.
Prices have gone up 10 cents a gallon over the past week and up 34 cents since last Christmas. With a projected 15 cent increase this Christmas, the holiday spirit seems like it is dissipating like a gas fume.
Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in the Garden State on Friday was $2.78, up 5 cents from a week ago.
Most U.S. homeowners should get some relief on their heating bills this winter.
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