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Gas Price Report: Week of January 14, 2019

Gas prices increase for the first time since October.

The national gas price average rose by one cent on the week, marking the first increase since October. However, the national average is still cheaper still cheaper month-over-month (-14 cents) and year-over-year (-28 cents).

“The price of crude oil has been slowly, but steadily increasing since the beginning of the year, which is starting to push up pump prices,” said AAA spokesperson Jeanette Casselano. Recent overall demand has been low, helping to keep gas prices lower despite increasing crude prices.

National average: $2.25

Local state averages:

CT: $2.55        MA: $2.47       NH: $2.32       NJ: $2.34         NY: $2.55       RI: $2.41

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Historical context

This week in history: Jan. 14, 1943

President Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first U.S. president to travel by airplane.

National gas price average in 1943: 21 cents

Cost to fill a tank (1943/2019)

Land Rover Range Rover

$5.73/$61.43

Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

$3.89/$41.63

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

$2.94/$31.50

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA Roadside Assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/Mobile.

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