Connecticut’s average gas price of $3.49 appears to be stuck in neutral with no movement since last week, says AAA Northeast.
On the national level, however, prices are a penny higher. Today’s national average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.30.
Higher crude oil prices and social unrest in Kazakhstan are contributing to higher prices on the national level. Crude oil is now approaching $80 a barrel while Kazakhstan, an OPEC+ member, that pumps nearly 2 million barrels of crude daily, has cut its production.
“Markets generally don’t like uncertainty and volatility and the oil market is no exception,” said Fran Mayko, AAA Northeast spokeswoman. “Kazakhstan’s production cuts demonstrates that in times of tight supply it doesn’t take much to push the overall price of oil upward.”
Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:
Greater Bridgeport $3.58 Lower Fairfield County $3.56
New Haven/Meriden $3.49 Greater Hartford $3.45
New London/Norwich $3.46 Windham/Middlesex $3.50
Statewide Average: $3.49
Today, Texas and Oklahoma register the lowest prices in the nation at $2.90 and $2.91, respectively. California and Hawaii hold the highest prices in the nation at $4.66 and $4.32, respectively. Connecticut holds the 10th place on the list of highest gas prices in the nation. Average gas prices may be obtained daily through www.gasprices.aaa.com.