AAA: We’re Seeing A Bump at the Pump

Average gas prices on a national and statewide level have hit a bump in the road

Today’s national average price of $1.81 has increased $.06 cents compared to this time last week; while today’s Connecticut average price of $1.86 remains about the same.

Even though there’s been a slight bump at the pump over the last few weeks, national and state prices are still lower than this time last year.  For example, compared to last year, National average prices are $.66 cents lower; while in Connecticut, they’re $.69 cents lower.

AAA’s weekly survey of prices in the Nutmeg State’s four regional areas as follows:

  • Greater Bridgeport/Stamford $1.97
  • New Haven/Meriden $1.85
  • Greater Hartford $1.83
  • New London/Norwich $1.83
  • Statewide Average: $1.86

Overall, national prices continue to increase because refinery maintenance is underway. Refineries typically shut down operations to prepare for the upcoming drive season when demand inches upward. Despite these actions, abundant gasoline supplies remain and lower crude oil prices prevail. Together they are keeping prices lower when compared to last year.

Hawaii and California at $2.54 and $2.45 continue to lead the pack of states with the highest average prices. Arizona and South Carolina at $1.55 are the states with the lowest prices. Connecticut has dropped to 15th place from 10th in terms of highest gas prices in the nation.

AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 61 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey providing more than 5.1 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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