Gas prices drop ahead of Labor Day weekend

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Good news, gas prices have dropped, just in time for traveling for the long weekend, allowing drivers to enjoy their last fling of summer.

30 million people are expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend, and the average price of gasoline across the nation is $3.44, a dime lower compared to this time last month and last year. That’s according to AAA.

In Connecticut, the news is just as positive. The average gas prices in Connecticut are $3.75, 17 cents lower compared to this time last month and last year.

According to, average gasoline prices in New Haven have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.71/g yesterday. That’s according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 229 gas outlets in New Haven.

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