Gasoline, Diesel Prices in Connecticut Hit All-Time Highs – NECN

Gasoline and diesel prices in Connecticut reached record levels on Monday.

The price of regular gasoline has risen more than 20 cents in the last week, according to AAA. Right now, a gallon of regular gasoline in the state costs $4.53 on average.

For mid-grade gasoline in Connecticut, a gallon costs on average $4.82.

A gallon of premium gasoline costs $5.10 on average in Connecticut, an increase of 24 cents from last week.

Officials said diesel costs $6.40 a gallon in the state.

The national average for regular gasoline is $4.48 per gallon and the national average for diesel per gallon is $5.56. Prices are highest in New England and on the West Coast.


Here are some tips from AAA to help you save money for driving.

  • Keep your tires properly inflated. Underinflation reduces fuel economy.
  • Slow down and drive at the speed limit. On the highway, aerodynamic drag causes fuel economy to drop significantly as speeds increase by above 50 mph.
  • Avoid sudden starts and accelerations. These actions considerably increase fuel consumption.
  • Avoid long idling to warm up the engine, even in winter. It is unnecessary and wastes fuel.
  • Minimize the use of air conditioning. Even at highway speeds, open windows have less effect on fuel economy than the engine power required to run the air conditioning compressor.
  • Also, compare gas prices, sometimes the lowest prices are right around the corner.

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