State and national average gas prices have stalled today, remaining at the same levels they were last week.
Connecticut gas prices today average $2.16, the same as last week; but 71 cents lower than this time last year. A similar scenario is playing out on the national level with today’s average of $2.18, the same as it was last week but 58 cents cheaper than last year.
Even though crude oil prices increased slightly, drivers enjoyed holiday weekend gas prices that were 60 cents cheaper than last year, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “These prices were also the most inexpensive we’ve seen since 2004,” she added.
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 $2.14 Greater Hartford $2.14
New London/Norwich $2.16 Windham/Middlesex $2.18
Statewide Average: $2.16
Today, Mississippi and Louisiana register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.82 and $1.85, respectively. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation with $3.20 and $3.10, respectively. Connecticut moved to the 20th 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.