Like rush-hour traffic, Connecticut and national gas prices continues to decline s-l-o-w-l-y, says AAA Northeast.
Today, Connecticut gas prices are $2.19, 2 cents lower compared to last week and 52 cents lower compared to this time last year; while the National average of $2.18 is down a penny compared to last week and 49 cents compared to last year.
Lower demand has helped keep pump prices low with most state averages dropping a penny or two since last week, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman.
“With the country entering the fall driving season — a time of fewer road trips – a continued drop in demand will likely lead to lower pump prices,” she added.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.27 Lower Fairfield County: $2.27
New Haven/Meriden $2.18 Greater Hartford $2.16
New London/Norwich $2.21 Windham/Middlesex $2.23
Statewide Average: $2.19
Today, Mississippi and Texas register the lowest prices in the nation at $1.85 and $1.86, respectively while Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation both at $3.23, followed by Washington State at $2.81. Connecticut moved down 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 www.gasprices.aaa.com.