Connecticut Gas Prices On The Rise

Aaron Kupec
March 22, 2019 - 10:48 am

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Gasoline prices are on the rise, and while that may be unwelcome news for Connecticut motorists, it's not unusual for this time of year.

The statewide average price for regular gasoline has increased nearly 20 cents in the past month to $2.67 a gallon Friday, according to AAA.

Spokesperson Amy Parmenter says the increase is typical for this time of year, as demand increases, the switch to summer-blend fuels begins and refineries perform maintenance.

Parmenter expects prices to continue to increase until peaking later this spring around $2.85 per gallon. She says that prediction is subject to change if there are geopolitical developments or weather events.

Connecticut had the 12th highest price for regular Friday. California tops the list at $3.43 per gallon on average. Utah has the cheapest average pump price at $2.34.