National gas price averages continue to hold steady even though Hurricane Delta temporarily disrupted oil operations in the Gulf this past weekend, says AAA Northeast.
Any impact caused by the disruptions are having minimal effects at the pump, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman, because of low demand throughout the country.
“Demand just isn’t strong enough to outpace supply,” added Mayko. “That means drivers continue to benefit from cheaper prices at the pump.”
In a typical year, a hurricane season as experienced so far this year would have spiked gas prices, Mayko said. “But 2020 is not a typical year,” she declared.
For the fourth consecutive week, drivers are seeing very little price movement on the national and statewide levels. “In fact, most of us are seeing price stability and in most states, prices have only fluctuated a penny or two,” she said
Today, Connecticut average prices for a gallon of self-serve regular is $2.18, the same as they were last week. Prices are 49 cents lower compared to this time last year.
On the National level, average prices also are holding steady at $2.18, the same as it was last week. Prices are 46 cents lower compared to last year.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.24 Lower Fairfield County: $2.24
New Haven/Meriden $2.16 Greater Hartford $2.14
New London/Norwich $2.19 Windham/Middlesex $2.23
Statewide Average: $2.18
Today, Mississippi and Texas register the lowest prices in the nation, both at $1.86, followed by Missouri at $1.87. Hawaii and California continue to hold the highest prices in the nation at $3.26 and $3.20. respectively. Connecticut moved to the 21st 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.