National and statewide gas prices are dropping right before the busiest holiday of the year, says AAA Northeast.
In most years, this would be considered an early Christmas present for drivers, but this year is different as the Omicron variant creates havoc in the global market.
“Fuel demand usually surges over holidays,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “But this year, because of the variant, many countries are implementing travel restrictions so we might see more people deciding at the last minute to stay home this holiday.”
Today, the national average of $3.31 for a gallon of self-serve regular dipped 2 cents from last week. Today’s price is also 10 cents lower compared to last month. In Connecticut, today’s average price of $3.52 is down a penny from last week, and down 4 cents from last month.
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $3.61 Lower Fairfield County $3.59
New Haven/Meriden $3.51 Greater Hartford $3.47
New London/Norwich $3.50 Windham/Middlesex $3.53
Statewide Average: $3.52
Today, Texas and Oklahoma both register the lowest prices in the nation a $2.90, followed by Arkansas at $2.92. California and Hawaii continue to hold the highest prices in the nation at $4.67 and $4.43, 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.