Connecticut’s gas average has finally dipped below $2, a price Nutmeggers haven’t seen since January 28, 2016.
Today’s average is now $1.995, a nickel lower than this time last week; and 84 cents lower than this time last year.
The national average broke the $2 mark in late March. Today’s national average is $1.83.
As a result of the statewide price drop, Connecticut moved up to the 13th spot on the list of states with the highest gas prices in the nation. Earlier this week, it held the 14th spot.
“We’ve expected Connecticut’s average to drop below $2 sometime this week,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. COVID-19, lower demand, lower crude oil prices, and a glut of oil on the global market are all contributing to price dips nationally and locally.
“Only 11 states are seeing prices above $2,” said Mayko, “and Connecticut finally isn’t one of them!”
Here’s AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.17 Lower Fairfield County: $2.18
New Haven/Meriden $1.96 Greater Hartford $1.95
New London/Norwich $1.94 Windham/Middlesex $1.91
Statewide Average: $1.99
Today, Wisconsin and Oklahoma register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.26 and $1.39, respectively. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation with $3.26x and $2.84, respectively. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.