National, CT gas prices continue to dive

National and statewide average prices continue to do the limbo as they drop, drop, drop to lows we haven’t experienced since late January, 2009.

Today (February 15) the national price of a gallon of gas averages $1.70, four cents lower than last week; $.23 cents lower than last month; and $.55 cents lower than last year.

In Connecticut, gas prices continue bending backwards to 2009: today’s average price of $1.91 is also four cents lower compared to last week; $.27 cents lower compared to last week; and 43 cents lower compared to last year.

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

  • Greater Bridgeport/Stamford: $2.03

  • New Haven/Meriden: $1.89

  • New London/Norwich: $1.88

  • Greater Hartford: $1.87

  • Statewide Average: $1.91

Today, only five states — Hawaii, California, Alaska, Nevada and Washington state -- register average gas prices above the $2 mark. Oklahoma and Missouri continue to hold the lowest averages with $1.37 and $1.40, respectively. Connecticut holds 10 th place as the highest average 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.