The Cost of Gas in Your State This Week

Gasoline prices have been on a rollercoaster so far in 2022. Here's where they stand this week.
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Gas prices have risen 16 cents in the last week, and are now averaging $4.48 per gallon nationally.

Today’s price is 41 cents higher than a month ago ($4.07), and $1.44 higher than a year ago ($3.04), mainly due to the oil market’s volatility. The cost of oil accounts for more than half of the pump price.

“The high cost of crude oil, the key ingredient in gasoline, continues to push up pump prices dramatically for consumers,” said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Northeast. “Even the annual seasonal demand dip for gasoline that we typically see between spring break and Memorial Day, which would normally help lower prices, is having no effect this year.”

New York continues to lead the Northeast, at $4.75, 19 cents higher than a week ago. Meanwhile, Connecticut and New Hampshire, continue to feature the lowest prices in the region.

Here’s where your state stands this week:

Connecticut

Connecticut’s current average of $4.53 is 18 cents more than a week ago, and a nickel over the national average. Fairfield County has the highest average prices at $4.58 while Hartford and Litchfield counties have the lowest at $4.52.

Massachusetts

The average in Massachusetts now stands at $4.60, an 18-cent rise over the last week. Prices in Dukes County lead the state at an average of $5.84 per gallon, while Bristol County has the lowest average prices at $4.52 per gallon.

New Jersey

New Jersey’s average price for a gallon of regular gas climbed 14 cents in the last week and is now $4.61. You’ll find the lowest prices in Warren County at $4.53 and the highest in Somerset County, at $4.70.

New York

New York’s average price for a gallon of gas started the week at $4.75, 18 cents higher than the national average. Those living in Niagara County are seeing the best average prices at $4.55 (a 23-cent over the last week), while Manhattan unsurprisingly has the highest, at $5.22.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is averaging $4.57 for a gallon of regular gas this week. The highest gas prices are in Washington County at $4.64 and the lowest prices are found in Kent County at $4.52.

 

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

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