Updated: Sunday, 09 Sep 2012, 8:51 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 09 Sep 2012, 8:13 AM EDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Summer is winding down, but gas prices here in Massachusetts are still on their way up.
A gallon of regular gas will cost you 3.83 on average in Massachusetts. That's up about 13 cents from a month ago.
Hurricane Isaac takes some of the blame for the rise in gas prices across the country. Oil rigs, refineries and even a critical pipeline shut down as Louisiana prepared for the storm, and the down-time pushed prices higher. A pipeline rupture in Wisconsin, refinery problems in the Midwest and an expensive summer blend only made matters worse.
The good news: gas prices aren't expected to STAY this high. Refineries will switch to the less expensive winter blend and as inventories rise, pump prices should come down. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the national average range may drop to the mid- $3 range, and in some areas, even lower than that.
And the 22News Pump Price Patrol is working for you with a look at some of the area' s lowest gas prices.
3 dollars and 67 cents buys you a gallon of regular gas at BJ's on Memorial Drive in Chicopee.
You'll pay 3 dollars and 69 cents at the Hess on Main Street in Palmer, and 3 dollars and 69 cents at the Honeyland Farms station on Main Street in Holyoke.
If you know where to buy gas for less than the average price, please contact the 22News Pump Price Patrol .