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Gas prices drop more than 10 cents over past 2 weeks

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The average price of gas nationally is $2.29 while in Connecticut, it’s $2.40. (MGN Online) The average price of gas nationally is $2.29 while in Connecticut, it’s $2.40. (MGN Online)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Gas prices continue to fall in Connecticut. 

According to AA officials, gas prices dropped 10 cents over the last two weeks. The average price of gas nationally is $2.29 while in Connecticut, it’s $2.40, down more than $0.04 from one week ago.

For Labor Day, the state saw the lowest cost to fill up on that holiday weekend in seven years.

"It's nice, it's definitely nice," said Julia Marshall of Enfield.

"Good, because I drive a lot so it is saving me gas," said Gary Combau of Berlin.

AAA officials said the price of gas could continue to fall in the coming weeks and months, “barring any unexpected spikes in the price of crude oil.”

“It’s not unusual for prices to fall at this time of year due to a decrease in driving and the seasonal switchover to the less expensive winter blend of gasoline. But the fact that the average price of gas is still dropping locally when it’s leveled off a bit nationally is certainly welcome news for motorists across the state,” AAA spokesperson Amy Parmenter said in a statement on Monday.

Gas prices vary across the state, and many people are driving to find the best deal.

In the New London/Norwich area on Monday, the average was $2.35. It was $2.36 in Hartford, $2.40 in New Haven/Meriden, and $2.50 in Bridgeport.

"It would have been nice if it was this low during the summer months when everyone was traveling...but hey, it's better than never," said Will Abeling of Cromwell.

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