Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up four cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s April 2 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.54 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is twelve cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.66. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 35 cents lower at $2.19.
“Gas prices are going up across the country as the market continues to purge winter-blend gasoline to make room for summer storage,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Today, only 38 percent of U.S. stations are selling gasoline for $2.50 or less and that percentage will likely dwindle in the coming weeks.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 38 cents, from a low of $2.41 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
$2.54 ($2.41-$2.79) Regular Unleaded
$2.81 ($2.59-$2.99) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.00 ($2.78-$3.25) Premium Unleaded
$2.95 ($2.86-$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.