Average gas prices for a gallon of self-serve regular in Connecticut are higher than this time last year, said AAA Northeast.
As a result, Connecticut is now in the “Driver’s Dozen,” the t0p 12 states with the highest gas prices in the nation.
Today, the Nutmeg State holds the 12th spot on the list; in most of 2020, Connecticut bounced from the 12th through 16th spots.
Today’s average in The Nutmeg State is $2.58, 4 cents higher than last week and 3 cents higher than last year
On the national level, the average gas price is $2.51 is also 4 cents higher than last week and 7 cents higher than last year.
Rising crude oil costs continue to push prices upward, which in turn is costing consumers more to fill their tanks, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman.
“The pandemic ‘discount’ is gone in Connecticut as prices here have eclipsed what they were a year ago,” Mayko said. “Despite demand being down, production cuts continue to keep oil prices from falling, which in turn leads to higher prices at the pump.”
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.64 Lower Fairfield County $2.63
New Haven/Meriden $2.57 Greater Hartford $2.55
New London/Norwich $2.61 Windham/Middlesex $2.58
Statewide Average: $2.58
Today, Mississippi registers the lowest prices in the nation at $2.17 followed by Texas and Louisiana, both at $2.22. California and Hawaii continue to hold the highest prices in the nation at $3.48 and $3.34. respectively. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.