The Fourth of July holiday has come and gone, but the average price for a gallon of gas in the area has remained the same as it was before the weekend.
The average price in Connecticut is still below the national average, and the average in our area is lower than both.
The national average is $2.18 a gallon, which is one cent higher than a week ago and 17 cents higher than this time last month. Over the past year, however, the price is 67 cents cheaper. In Connecticut, the average price is $2.16, which is the same as last week but 17 cents more expensive than one month ago. The price is 70 cents cheaper than one year ago at this time, however.
In the Hartford region, the average price for a gallon today is $2.13, the lowest regional price in all of Connecticut. That price is the same as last week, 16 cents more expensive than a week ago and 70 cents cheaper than a year ago.
Locally, there are many options to get gas well below even the regional average, according to the website GasBuddy.
Bristol has 10 gas stations that are selling for under the regional average, with six of those priced at under $2 gallon.
New Britain has six options that are lower than the regional average, including four that are under $2.
In Southington, which still offers the lowest reported gas prices in the area, there are seven gas stations under the regional average, with four of those under $2 and two under $1.90.
In Newington there are six gas stations selling a gallon for under $2.
In Plainville there are five selling for under the regional average, with one set at under $2.
In both Berlin and Terryville, there is one gas station reportedly selling gas for under $2 a gallon.