As states ease their Covid-19 restrictions and more people venture out on roadways, average gas prices in Connecticut and on the national level continue to rise, says AAA Northeast.
Connecticut gas prices today average $2.16, 4 cents higher than last week; and 70 cents lower than last year. On the national level, today’s average of $2.18 is a nickel higher than last week, and 54 cents cheaper than last year.
“Higher demand continues to push up prices throughout the country,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “But drivers will still find prices to be about 50 cents cheaper than this time last year.”
Closer to home, price increases are expected to be smaller in coming weeks compared to other states. “That’s because fewer drivers are expected to travel to Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, especially if they’re coming from states with high coronavirus rates,” she said. Connecticut, New York and New Jersey now require travelers from high rate virus states to quarantine themselves upon arrival in the tri-state area.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.24 Lower Fairfield County: $2.25
New Haven/Meriden $2.13 Greater Hartford $2.14
New London/Norwich $2.16 Windham/Middlesex $2.14
Statewide Average: $2.16
Today, Mississippi and Louisiana register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.82 and $1.84, respectively. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation with $3.18 and $3.07 respectively. Connecticut moved to the 22nd spot on the list of states with the highest gas prices in the nation. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through wsww.gasprices.aaa.com.