As crude oil prices drop, global inventories grow, and drivers comply with stay at home orders nationwide, state and national gas prices continue their descent.
Today a gallon of self-serve regular in Connecticut has registered $1.98, 4 cents lower than last week and 91 cents lower than last year, AAA Northeast.
Today’s national average is $1.81, 5 cents lower than last week and $1.03 lower than last year. Twenty states now have pump prices that are at least $1 cheaper compared to last year.
“One in four US gas stations are selling gas for $1.49 or less,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “Even with regional refinery rates dropping, we’ll continue to see gas prices drop though at a slower rate than we’ve seen in the past few weeks.”
Here’s AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.16 Lower Fairfield County: $2.17
New Haven/Meriden $1.95 Greater Hartford $1.93
New London/Norwich $1.93 Windham/Middlesex $1.89
Statewide Average: $1.98
Today, Wisconsin and Oklahoma register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.24 and $1.39, respectively. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation with $3.22 and $2.81, respectively. Connecticut holds 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.