New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) – Gas prices are the lowest we’ve seen since mid-April, according to AAA Southern New England. Right now in Connecticut, drivers are paying an average of $3.78 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel. That’s down 17 cents from last month.
This is good news for drivers, as many families get ready to take a final summer vacation before school starts. AAA reports that despite conflicts overseas in places like Iraq, Libya, and The Ukraine, gas prices have continued to drop since early summer. While prices remain high, they’ve become relatively stable because of record high refinery production that’s led to a glut of market supplies.
Here is an overview of average statewide prices in Connecticut:
Greater Bridgeport/Stamford $3.87 New Haven-Meriden Area $3.77
Greater Hartford $3.75 New London-Norwich Area $3.80
Statewide Average: $3.78.
Connecticut still has the 6th highest gas prices in the country – behind Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, California. The lowest prices in the country are in South Carolina and Mississippi.