Connecticut's gas prices lower for the holiday

Connecticut's gas prices lower for the holiday

Only Oklahoma, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. saw prices increase, albeit by one cent each, while Hawaii and ME remained flat.

Holiday weekends are always busy weekends for travel regardless, but AAA believes that lower gas prices could make this year a record breaking year for travelers for Fourth of July weekend. The last time gas was this cheap heading into Independence Day was 2005.

"The combination of lukewarm demand and increased gasoline and crude output continues to put downward pressure on gas prices", said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. Hawaii at $3.05 and California at $2.94 are the two states with the highest average prices in the nation.

Of the 10 regularly reported Kansas cities, eight saw price decreases in the past week, while prices in Hays rose by two cents per gallon and Manhattan remained flat. Three stations in the Largo area of Pinellas County were competing at $1.89.

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AAA says record refinery rates, high gasoline and crude inventory are among the contributing factors causing the downard price trend. That is also down 7 cents from just last month - and even though gas prices usually rise slightly during holidays like this where more travel is expected it is still supposed to be more affordable to travel than ever before.

Coming up at 11- more on these shocking low gas prices and the reasons for what is keeping the extra dollars in our pockets. That's about 7 cents less than at the same point a year ago.

According to gasbuddy.com, Ohio's prices average around $1.95 per gallon.

AAA has more than 331,000 members in Kansas.

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