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CT Sees Greatest Gas Price Drop In Nation

Connecticut's gas tax holiday has helped lower gas prices.
Connecticut's gas tax holiday has helped lower gas prices. Photo Credit: AAA/Northeast

With the "gas tax holiday" now in effect, Connecticut has seen the greatest drop in prices in the nation over the past week.

Connecticut’s $4.03 per gallon average is 28 cents lower than last week, but still six cents higher than last month and $1.14 higher than last year, according to AAA.

The national average also dropped, but by far less, down to an average price of $4.19 for a gallon of self-serve regular, AAA said.

That price is six cents lower than last week but still 35 cents higher than last month and $1.32 higher than last year.

Neighboring states also had a much smaller drop than Connecticut, with averages in Massachusetts and New York falling by six cents and Rhode Island’s down by seven cents week-over-week, they added.

“The announcement of more oil being released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve has helped reduce the price of crude oil,” said Alec Slatky, director of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Northeast. “On top of the lowered national price, Connecticut drivers are seeing an additional drop at the pump thanks to the gas tax holiday.”

Here is AAA’s weekly price survey of Connecticut’s six metro regions:

  • Greater Bridgeport - $4.09
  • Lower Fairfield County - $4.08
  • New Haven/Meriden - $4.03 
  • Greater Hartford - $3.99
  • New London/Norwich - $4.05 
  • Windham/Middlesex - $3.99
  • Statewide Average: - $4.03

On Monday, April 4, Missouri and Oklahoma register the lowest prices in the nation at $3.74 and $3.75, respectively. 

California and Hawaii have the highest gas prices in the nation at $5.85 and $5.22. 

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