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Connecticut Gas Prices Drop to Lowest in More than 2-1/2 Years
AAA: Coronavirus Impact, Saudi-Russia Oil War are to Blame
The average price for gas across Connecticut is as low as it has been in more than two and a half years, at $2.44 cents for a gallon of regular unleaded.
Gas nationally and here in Connecticut has been trending downward since the beginning of the year, but the drop-off has increased significantly in the past week or so because of the impact of COVID-19 stifling demand globally, and the Saudi-Russian oil war pushing down the price of crude even further.
“The average price of gas across Connecticut is as low as it has been since July of 2017,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “And, the impact of COVID-19 and the oil price wars may significantly diminish the typical run up in gas prices we see through the spring.”
The national gas price average is $2.28 today, almost 12 cents less than a week ago, 16 cents less than a month ago and 24 cents less than last year on this date.
Connecticut Gas Prices
At $2.44 for a gallon of regular unleaded, Connecticut’s average gas price is 7 cents less than a week ago, 11 cents less than a month ago, and 25 cents less than a year ago.
As usual, gas prices vary by region:
Bridgeport - $2.55
Hartford - $2.40
New Haven/Meriden - $2.41
New London/Norwich - $2.42
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