Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s March 26 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.50 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is eleven cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.61. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 33 cents lower at $2.17.
“With the arrival of spring, gas prices both locally and nationwide immediately became more expensive,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Right now, we are seeing the market starting to purge winter-blend gasoline to make room for the more expensive summer blend.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $2.39 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
$2.50 ($2.39-$2.79) Regular Unleaded
$2.76 ($2.52-$2.99) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.93 ($2.70-$3.25) Premium Unleaded
$2.96 ($2.79-$3.09) Diesel
Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 65 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.