Gas prices are headed down for holiday weekend; compare the Northeast states

Gas prices are dipping slightly as many people in Shelton elsewhere prepare to travel for the Memorial Day weekend.

According to a press release from the local AAA auto club, the declining prices are mostly due to rising supplies.

An average national price of a gallon of gas is expected to hover around the $3.63 mark by Memorial Day.

In Connecticut, however, the gas story isn’t as appealing. While average prices may be on the downswing in the Nutmeg State, they continue to be substantially higher than the national average.

New Jersey has the cheapest gas in the region, while Connecticut has the highest.

Average gas prices in the Northeast

As of May 22, here are the average gas prices in the region:

New Jersey — $3.49*

New Hampshire — $3.62

Massachusetts — $3.69

Rhode Island — $3.71

Maine — $3.87

New York — $3.87

Connecticut — $3.92

National Average — $3.65

All prices are self-serve, except for New Jersey, where only full-serve is available based on state law.

National gas price yearly changes

Local AAA serves 3.5 million members

The nonprofit AAA Southern New England auto club provides travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services to its more than 3.5 million members.

It has 50 offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The AAA was previously known as the American Automobile Association.