Gentle folks, Start your engines! It’s beginning to look a lot more like Spring as the country sees a large jump in gasoline demand. This is an indication that drivers are filling up more often and driving more than before, said AAA Northeast.
Over the last month, demand has steadily increased, leading to higher prices in most states. In fact, this week’s increase is the largest jump in gasoline demand in the last five weeks, said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman.
As a result, the statewide and national gas price averages are pennies higher this week.
In Connecticut today’s average gas price for a gallon of self-serve, regular is $2.92, 3 cents higher than last week, and 98 cents higher than last year, while the national average of $2.89 is 2 cents higher than last week and $1.11 higher than last year.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $2.97 Lower Fairfield County $2.97
New Haven/Meriden $2.90 Greater Hartford $2.88
New London/Norwich $2.94 Windham/Middlesex $2.92
Statewide Average: $2.92
Today, Mississippi and Texas both register the lowest prices in the nation at $2.57 and $2.58, respectively. California and Hawaii continue to hold the highest prices in the nation speat $3.99 and $3.74, respectively. Connecticut holds the 16th place on the list of highest gas prices in the nation. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.