CT gas prices climb; but still lower than last year

Connecticut has moved up to 8th place in terms of the highest gas prices in the nation this week after holding steady at 10th place for the last four weeks.

Today’s Connecticut average gas price of $2.24 is up $.07 cents from last week and up $.26 cents from this time last month. Compared to last year, however, average prices are still $.33 cents lower, says AAA Northeast. The Nutmeg state has held steady at 10th.

On the National level, average prices hit $2.11 today. Compared to last week, prices have remained the same but are 14 cents higher than last month. Compared to last year, however, national average prices are $.34 cents lower.

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

  • Greater Bridgeport/Stamford $2.32

  • New Haven/Meriden $2.22

  • Greater Hartford $2.22

  • New London/Norwich $2.22

  • Statewide Average $2.24

Record high fuel demand, declining refinery production and rising oil costs continue to push the national average price up.

California and Hawaii at $2.79 and $2.61 continue to lead the pack of states with the highest average prices. Mississippi, Louisiana and South Caroline, all at $1.89, are the states with the lowest prices.