AAA Says Gas Prices up Three Cents

Average self-serve regular is $2.56/gallon

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s February 12 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is two cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.58. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 37 cents lower at $2.19.

“The rise in prices in Massachusetts stands in contrast with much of the country which this week is seeing stable or declining prices,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “The continuing growth in U.S. crude oil production may give the market some pause as it continues to assess the long-term impact of OPEC’s production reduction agreement, which remains in effect through the end of 2018.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 34 cents, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $2.79. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                           Grade                        

$2.56 ($2.45-$2.79)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.78 ($2.58-$2.99)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.97 ($2.68-$3.25)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.96 ($2.80-$3.09)                            Diesel                                     

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.


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