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The Cost of Gas in Your State This Week

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The current national average for a gallon of regular gas is $4.67, 13 cents lower than last week ($4.80) and 33 cents lower than a month ago ($5).

The price decrease occurred despite a slight rise in demand, likely due to robust July 4th holiday automobile travel. AAA forecasted that nearly 48 million people would hit the roads for the holiday weekend, a new record.

Usually, more people buying gas would lead to higher pump prices. But the price for oil, the main ingredient in gasoline, has fallen and is hovering around $100 a barrel. Less expensive oil usually means less expensive gas.

Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of Government and Public Affairs for AAA Northeast

Connecticut ($4.63) now has the lowest average prices in the Northeast, while Maine ($4.84) and New York ($4.80) feature the highest in the region. Here’s where your state stands this week:

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Connecticut’s current average of $4.63 is a 14-cent decline from a week ago, a 35-cent decrease from a month ago, and four cents below the national average. Fairfield County continues to have the highest average prices in the state, at $4.80, while Litchfield County features the lowest at $4.49.


The average in Massachusetts starts the week at $4.74, 11 cents less than it was a week ago, and a 30-cent improvement over a month ago today. Prices in Dukes ($5.75) and Nantucket ($5.92) counties lead the state while Franklin ($4.60) and Hampden ($4.58) counties continue to have the lowest prices.

New Jersey

New Jersey’s average price for a gallon of regular gas is now $4.71, 11 cents less than a week ago. You’ll find the lowest prices in Camden County at $4.64 and the highest in Somerset County, at $4.85.

New York

New York’s average price for a gallon is now $4.80, a nine-cent drop over the last week but still among the highest in the Northeast. Those living upstate in Chautauqua County are seeing the best average prices at $4.67, though Saratoga, Clinton and Ulster counties are also coming in at less than $4.70 a gallon. Manhattan unsurprisingly has the highest prices at $5.18 a gallon.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is averaging $4.71 for a gallon of regular gas this week, 10 cents less than a week ago. The highest prices are in Washington County at $4.73 and the lowest prices are found in Newport County at $4.68.

Check out this interactive map of gas prices from AAA. And you can find some great gas-saving tips here.


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7 Thoughts on “The Cost of Gas in Your State This Week

  1. I was under the impression the New York’s Governor was going to give a gasoline tax break – am I correct and if so, what happened to it? Based on comparing costs across the NE it doesn’t appear that any break was given.

    1. The price went down for a day or two. Then it rose back up because of the wholesale rise in the price of gasoline. The rise wiped out any reduction. The whole thing is a sham.

    1. Just what I came in to say! A rollercoaster at least has some significant drops. This has been a steady climb. A few cents’ drop one week does not a “rollercoaster” make.

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