June ushers in higher state, national gas prices

A gallon of regular gas in The Nutmeg State today is $2.47, a penny higher than this time last week; but $.42 cents lower than this time last year.

Nationally, average prices today are $2.36, up $.04 cents compared to last week; but down $.39 cents compared to this time last year.

Prices continue to inch upward because of rising crude oil prices, declining supplies, and global unrest. In Nigeria  rebels are attacking pipelines and threatening to stop production; in Venezuela , the country is experiencing power problems; and in Libya civil conflict continues.

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

  • Greater Bridgeport/Stamford $2.54

  • New Haven/Meriden $2.45

  • Greater Hartford $2.44

  • New London/Norwich $2.45

  • Statewide average $2.47

California and Hawaii at $2.83 and $2.71, respectively, continue to lead the pack of states with the highest average prices. South Carolina and Mississippi at $2.10 and $2.11, respectively, are the states with the lowest prices. CT moved up one spot, to 14th place in terms of the highest prices in the nation.

A full rundown of gas prices by individual states is available on the revamped national AAA website: gasprices.aaa.com.

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.