Regular gas on the island passes $4 a gallon
MOBIL should probably charge their motto
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA - The average price of gasoline on the Vineyard is nearly $4 a gallon. A recent survey of island pumps reveals a range of nearly 25-cents a gallon when it comes to regular self or full serve gasoline. The lowest price surveyed was $3.85 and the highest was $4.09.
Prices on super unleaded ranged from $4.11 to $4.29 per gallon. Despite the record high fill-ups, station attendants say that they have not been hearing a lot of complaints about something many customers feel they can do nothing about.
According to AAA, the average price nationally for a gallon of unleaded remains around $3.50 per gallon, up nearly a dollar over one year ago.
Meanwhile, across the ditch on the mainland
The price of a barrel of oil rose to nearly $120. early today, and on Cape Cod the prices ranged from $3.43 to $3.54 for regular.
The nationwide average price for a gallon of unleaded fuel was $3.51, a new record and in the state $3.50, according to AAA.
Hilo, Honolulu and Wailuku each set new records with fuel prices averaging $3.85, $3.65 and $4.16, respectively and California's average price hit $3.86, while New Jersey had the cheapest gas, at $3.31.