Drivers traveling for Memorial Day weekend will pay most at pump since 2018; plus area's cheapest options

Published on Monday, 24 May 2021 13:20
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State residents planning a road trip for Memorial Day weekend should also plan to pay the most for a gallon of gas at this time since 2018, according to AAA. The national average price will be the highest since 2014.

“AAA expects 37 million Americans to travel, mostly by car and plane, for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. That is a 60% increase over last year’s holiday and a strong indication that summer travel is going to be largely popular,” said Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “With the increase in travel demand, gas prices are going to be more expensive this year than last no matter where you fill up, so plan ahead.”

The average price for a gallon of gas across Connecticut is currently $3.06. That’s the same as it was a week ago but 15 cents more than last month and $1.10 more than last year at this time. In the Hartford region, the average is $3.04, which is the same as last week, 17 cents higher than last month and $1.11 more than one year ago.

The national average price for gas is $3.03, a drop of a penny, the first decrease in two weeks.

A number of area gas stations are selling for under the state and region average, according to the website GasBuddy.

In Bristol, two gas stations are selling for under $2.90 a gallon, the Valero on Farmington Avenue at $2.88 and Gas Man on South Main Street at $2.89.

In New Britain, four gas stations are $2.95 or less, including Costco at $2.81 and Shell on Corbin Avenue at $2.93.

In Southington, the lowest is the Sunoco on Main Street at $2.89.

In Plainville, the lowest by six cents is the Gulf on New Britain Avenue at $2.89.

In Berlin, the Citgo and Gulf on the Berlin Turnpike are both priced at $2.94 a gallon.

In Newington, Sam’s Club is selling for $2.81 a gallon, while Xpress Fuel and Citgo on the Berlin Turnpike are priced at $2.93.

In Terryville, the Gulf on Main Street is currently priced at $2.87 a gallon.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Monday, 24 May 2021 13:20. Updated: Monday, 24 May 2021 13:22.