Connecticut is one of the most expensive states for buying gas, according to AAA.
Gas, on average, is up 10 cents in the past week bringing it to $12.10 per gallon. Less than a week ago, gas was under the $2.
The current average for a gallon of gas in the Bridgeport area is $2.17, which is the most expensive in state. Hartford has an average price of $2.08 while it’s $2.07 in the New Haven/Meriden area and $2.09 in New London/Norwich.
A new study by AAA shows Connecticut as the 10th most expensive state to purchase gas.
The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.04. The national average was under $2 just one week ago and has gone up 30 cents in the past month.
“Connecticut gas prices are rising faster than the national average but they’re really just playing catch up. Weeks ago gas prices in Connecticut were still dropping when gas elsewhere was already going up,” AAA Spokeswoman Amy Parmenter said.
AAA said gas prices tend to “reach the highest levels of the year in the spring before the summer driving season.”
“As the weather turns warmer and days grow longer, people tend to drive more, which results in increased demand. Many families also take spring break road trips this time of year, which means they may use more gasoline than normal. This increase in demand comes at the same time that many refineries conduct maintenance to prepare equipment for the busy summer driving season, which leads to a temporary decline in fuel production,” AAA said.
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