How low will they go?
Prices at the gas pump continue to plummet for motorists in Connecticut, reaching a new low for the week, month and year, AAA announced.
Nationally, motorists are paying an average of $2.42 per gallon, down four cents from a week ago, 28 cents from a month ago and four cents cheaper than a year ago. In Connecticut, drivers are paying an average of $2.73 per gallon, four cents lower than a week ago, and 18 cents less expensive than this time last month.
“Motorists are noticing a big difference as they fill-up at the gas pump this month,” Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson said. “Month-over-month, gas price averages have dropped double digits for every state. For some, state gas prices are as much as 40-cents less than they were in November. In some states, gas prices are nearing $2 per gallon – something that hasn’t been seen since December 2017.”
How low can gas prices go? AAA expects the national gas price average to drop as low as $2.40 by the end of the year due to cheaper crude oil prices. However, pump prices this cheap may not last into 2019.
Fairfield County continues to pay the most per gallon, at an average of $2.81 per gallon, followed by New London ($2.77 a gallon); New Haven ($2.74); Middlesex ($2.69) and the Hartford area ($2.67).
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