Despite Florence, Connecticut Gas Prices Holding Steady

Aaron Kupec
September 18, 2018 - 12:02 pm

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Predictions of soaring gasoline prices with Hurricane Florence didn't pan out, and now Connecticut motorists may be in for some relief at the pumps. 

The statewide average for a gallon of regular stood at $3.04 Tuesday, the same as a week earlier when Florence was bearing down on the Carolina Coast, according to AAA.

Amy Parmenter, at the auto club's West Hartford office, says predictions of rising prices didn't materialize because the storm did not have a major impact on refineries or fuel deliveries.

Now that the busy summer driving season is over and the switch to less expensive winter-blend fuel has begun, Parmenter predicts the statewide average price will drop bellow the $3.00 mark within a week. However, pump prices are still higher than they were a year ago, when the statewide average was pegged at $2.85.