Connecticut gas prices are the lowest they've been in more than a decade.
"This is really an exceptional trend we’ve been seeing with gas prices across Connecticut – and really nationwide – dipping down as travel ramps up," Amy Parmenter, AAA spokesperson in Greater Hartford, said. "The supplies are just strong enough to offset the demand."
Gas prices across the state vary by region, Parmenter said.
The average gas prices for cities in Connecticut are below:
- Bridgeport: $2.53
- Hartford: $2.43
- New Haven/Meriden: $2.41
- Norwich/New London: $2.47
Prices haven't been this low since 2005, including gas price averages nationwide, which is about $2.28, Parmenter said.
AAA expects gas prices will continue to dip due to high oil production rates in the United States coupled with news from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that Libya and Nigeria increased output last month.