With gas prices rising, any break at the pump is a welcome one and GasBuddy has analyzed data to see when you get the best deals in each state.
Gas is cheapest on Monday in 30 states, including Connecticut and it is most expensive on Saturday in 16 states, including Connecticut.
“Finally, consumers have reason to be motivated about Monday since it offers the biggest savings on gasoline and little wait, if any, to fill up,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, said in a statement. “As the week progresses and our excitement builds for the weekend, gas prices also tend to rise. The most expensive day to fill-up remains Friday when looking at averages, while 16 states saw Saturday have the highest average price. Sundays represented the third-worst day to fill up, bringing our study to a conclusion that weekends are the worst time to fill up. You might as well flush money down the toilet.”
The average price of gas in Connecticut Tuesday is $2.74, which is 20 cents more than we were paying a month ago, according to AAA Allied Group.
The average price of gas differs depending on where you go. In Bridgeport. the average price of gas is $2.83, while the average price in the New London-Norwich area is $2.76 and it’s a little lower, at $2.71 in the Hartford, Meriden and New Haven areas.
GasBuddy also found that gas stations are least busy on Sunday, followed by Monday and the best times to fill up are Monday or Tuesday, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
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