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AAA: Connecticut, US Gas Prices Continue Their Decline

Gas prices continue to drop in Connecticut and nationally.
Gas prices continue to drop in Connecticut and nationally. Photo Credit: Yelp

STAMFORD, Conn. -- As of Monday, Connecticut’s average gas price of $2.22 has dropped 2 cents compared with this time last week.

Compared with last month, average prices are 52 cents lower. Nationally, the average price of $2.12 remained the same compared with last week but is down 55 cents compared with this time last year. Connecticut has also moved down one spot – from 14th to 15th place on the list of states with the highest gas prices.

Plentiful supplies and lower crude costs are the primary reasons for the decline. The average price of gas peaked in Connecticut at around $2.47 in mid-June while nationally the price peaked at $2.38 around the same time.

AAA’s weekly survey of prices in the Nutmeg State’s four regional areas as follows:
  • Greater Bridgeport/Stamford $2.31 – down 4 cents compared with last week.
  • Greater New Haven/Meriden $2.21 – down 2 cents compared with last week.
  • Greater Hartford $2.18 – down 2 cents compared with last week.
  • Greater New London/Norwich $2.21 – down 1 cent compared with last week.

Hawaii and California at $2.70 and $2.62, respectively, continue to lead the pack as the states with the highest averages. South Carolina at $1.82 continues to be the state with the lowest price followed by Alabama at $1.86.

A full rundown of gas prices is available on the AAA website . AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 62 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, providing more than 6 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance and auto-related services.

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