Following several weeks of gradual increases, gas prices in The Nutmeg State appear to have stabilized.
Today’s Connecticut average gas price for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.07, the same as last week. Although prices have hovered around the $3.07 mark since mid-May, they’re $1.11 higher than this time last year.
The National average at $3.05 is a penny higher last week, and $1.07 higher than this time last year. However, most states have either saw no change or a decline at the pump.
“Prices may not be stagnant for long,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “Increasing demand and decreasing supply, coupled with higher crude oil prices, mean gas prices most likely will fluctuate throughout June.”
Gas prices are expected to decrease slightly in the early part of June, but when schools are out, summer travel increases and Covid restrictions continue to relax, industry experts expect prices to rise mid-month.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $3.14 Lower Fairfield County $3.13
New Haven/Meriden $3.05 Greater Hartford $3.05
New London/Norwich $3.09 Windham/Middlesex $3.06
Statewide Average: $3.07
Today, Louisiana, followed by Mississippi and Texas register the lowest prices in the nation at $2.70 and $2.71, respectively. California and Hawaii continue to hold the highest prices in the nation at $4.20 and $3.93, respectively. Connecticut continues to hold the 15th spot on the list of highest gas prices in the nation. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.