Despite higher demand, increasing supplies have helped keep gas prices stable across the country, including here in Connecticut, says AAA Northeast.
Gas price averages in 40 states are holding steady or seeing minor fluctuations. As a result, the national gas price average of $3.07 for a gallon of self-serve, regular dropped a penny, but is 94 cents higher than last year.
In Connecticut, today’s gas price average of $3.09 is the same as last week, but 98 cents higher than last year.
“Higher inventory on the national level is offsetting higher demand. This in turn is minimizing price jumps at the pump,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman.
If crude prices continue to drop below $70 a barrel, drivers may also see minimal price increases in the next few weeks, she added.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $3.16 Lower Fairfield County $3.15
New Haven/Meriden $3.07 Greater Hartford $3.06
New London/Norwich $3.10 Windham/Middlesex $3.08
Statewide Average: $3.09
Today, Louisiana and Mississippi register the lowest prices in the nation at $2.71 and $2.72, respectively. California and Hawaii continue to hold the highest prices in the nation at $4.24 and $3.97, respectively. Connecticut remains at the 17th spot on the list of highest gas prices in the nation. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.