There’s a hiccup on the gas horizon: Connecticut average gas prices rose a penny to $2.56 a gallon, compared to this time last week.
Nationally, a slightly higher price increase also occurred: today’s national average of $2.47 bumped up 3 cents compared to this time last week.
A rise in crude oil prices, a drop in inventory, and an increase in demand has prompted half of all state gas price averages to rise as much as three cents, says AAA Northeast.
In fact, drivers most likely will see fluctuating gas prices in the coming weeks, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “Because this is a typical trend this time of year, we don’t expect to see drastic increases as the winter season ends.”
AAA’s weekly survey price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions are:
Greater Bridgeport $2.65 Lower Fairfield County: $2.63
New Haven/Meriden $2.54 Greater Hartford $2.52
New London/Norwich $2.56 Windham/Middlesex $2.59
Statewide Average: $2.57
Today, Hawaii and California continue to register the highest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $3.58 and $3.49, respectively. Mississippi is the state with the lowest price at $2.14, followed by Texas at $2.16. Connecticut continues to hold the 13th spot on the list of states with the highest gas prices in the nation. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.