Connecticut's gas prices lower for the holiday

Nichole Vega
July 4, 2017

Predictions show that 42.4 million people will travel at least 50 miles away from home, which is a 2.9 percent increase from a year ago.

At last check, the statewide average cost per a gallon of gas was $2.27 per gallon, which is a drop of 3.1 cents over last month and 2.1 cents more than this time previous year.

The declining prices occur as a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans said they will drive, fly or cruise between June 30 and July 4 this year, according AAA's Annual July 4th Holiday Travel Survey.

AAA reports the 2017 Independence Day holiday travel period, from June 30 to July 4, will be the most traveled in the USA during that period that has ever been recorded. So watch those gas tax changes when you cross state lines.

Gasoline prices in Wichita are down two cents per gallon from last week, down 24 cents from last month, and 7% below the $2.11 price from one year ago.

The cheapest gas on average is in South Carolina, Oklahoma and Indiana.

AAA says record refinery rates, high gasoline and crude inventory are among the contributing factors causing the downard price trend. This significant number of rigs means that the market still has a long way to go before decreased production in the USA has a major impact on the price per barrel of crude.

Rockford's average price is $2.24 per gallon, which is five cents cheaper than last week's price. Motorists in Miami-Dade County were paying an average $2.25, a 3-cent drop compared to the previous Monday.

AAA reports that the most expensive gasoline can be found in the City of Chicago, at $2.73 per gallon.

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