Despite a 3% nationwide increase in gasoline demand since last week, average gas prices nationally and statewide have stalled.
The national gas price average of $2.18 the same as it was this time last week. The price, however, is 54 cents cheaper than last year.
A similar scenario is playing out on the statewide level with Connecticut’s average gas price of $2.20 the same as last week. The statewide average is 67 cents lower than this time last year.
“Summer prices are the cheapest we’ve seen at the pump in more than a decade,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “While we expect to see some fluctuation, prices this month aren’t expected to spike despite increases in Covid-19 cases in parts of the country.”
On the global level, crude oil prices continue to increase while the glut of global inventory decreases. “This indicates the global market may be meeting demand,” said Mayko. “However, if supplies continue to drop while demand rises, motorists may see a blip in pump prices later this week,” she added.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.26 Lower Fairfield County: $2.25
New Haven/Meriden $2.18 Greater Hartford $2.16
New London/Norwich $2.21 Windham/Middlesex $2.22
Statewide Average: $2.20
Today, Mississippi and Louisiana register the lowest average per-gallon prices in the nation at $1.83 and $1.86, respectively. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation with $3.21 and $3.18, respectively. Connecticut continues to hold 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.