Tis the season for lower prices at the pump, says AAA Northeast.
Today, the national average for a gallon of self-serve regular dipped 3 cents to $3.33 while in Connecticut, average prices are following suit with today’s statewide average of $3.53, down one penny compared to last week.
The National average also is 8 cents lower than a month ago, while in Connecticut, prices are a penny lower.
“Gas prices generally fall slightly this time of year because of shorter days and flat demand,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “We’ve seen a drop in crude prices over the last month because of recent fears over the Omicron variant.” Crude prices are now in the lower $70 range.
“However, the variant’s impact on prices appears to be fading so it remains to be seen if oil prices will stabilize or move higher before the holiday,” Mayko added.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $3.60 Lower Fairfield County $3.59
New Haven/Meriden $3.52 Greater Hartford $3.49
New London/Norwich $3.52 Windham/Middlesex $3.54
Statewide Average: $3.53
Today, Oklahoma and Texas register the lowest prices in the nation a $2.89 and $2.91, respectively. California and Hawaii continue to hold the highest prices in the nation at $4.68 and $4.33, respectively. Connecticut moved higher on the list of highest gas prices in the nation to 11th place. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.