As nationwide demand for gasoline nosedives to its lowest level since 1993, prices at the pump continue to plummet, says AAA Northeast.
Today’s national average of $1.93 and Connecticut’s statewide average of $2.08 for a gallon of self-serve, regular both are 8 cents lower than this time last week. Compared to last year, the national and statewide averages also are both significantly lower with national prices down 81 cents; and Connecticut prices 65 cents lower.
Lower demand, lower crude oil prices, a supply glut, and reduced production continue to contribute to the average price drop as Americans stay home because of Covid-19, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman.
In New England, New Hampshire and Maine average $1.97 and $1.89, respectively. The remaining four states – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont — still have gas price averages above $2 a gallon. “However, as gas price averages continue their decline, these four should see a $1.99 average or less by May 1,” Mayko added.
Here’s AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.24 Lower Fairfield County: $2.24
New Haven/Meriden $2.06 Greater Hartford $2.03
New London/Norwich $2.02 Windham/Middlesex $1.95
Statewide Average: $2.08
Today, Wisconsin and Oklahoma register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.45 and $1.48, respectively. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation with $3.31 and $2.97, respectively. Connecticut continues to hold the 15th 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.