Gasoline prices in the state have fallen as much as 20 cents over the last six weeks, the American Automobile Association’s Connecticut Motor Club reported Tuesday.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Connecticut is $1.32, down from $1.52 at the beginning of October, AAA said. The current price also is 52 cents lower than the all-time high of $1.84 in May, AAA said.
The national average price for regular unleaded gas is $1.19 per gallon, down 27 cents since October.
Connecticut has the second-highest gas prices in the Northeast. New York tops the list with an average price of $1.33 per gallon of regular unleaded. Vermont is third with an average of $1.29, and Rhode Island is fourth with an average of $1.25 per gallon, AAA reported.
AAA surveyed about 1,000 gas stations in Connecticut.
The falling prices will be a bonus for motorists planning to travel on Thanksgiving in two weeks, AAA said.
The association is expecting overall travel nationwide to be down as much as 6 percent during the holiday compared with last year. It also predicts that the number of Americans traveling by car during the holiday will be down by less than 2 percent.