AAA Says Gas Prices Up Three Cents

Highest prices locally in last six months...

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

AAA’s April 16 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.60 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is eleven cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.71. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 32 cents lower at $2.28. 

“Prices at the pump have hit their highest point in the last six months, and will likely continue to climb—based on higher crude oil prices, geo-political tensions driving anxiety regarding oil supplies, and the seasonal switchover to the summer gasoline blend, which typically adds a few pennies to pump prices,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 37 cents, from a low of $2.42 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                        

$2.60 ($2.42-$2.79)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.82 ($2.68-$3.13)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$3.01 ($2.78-$3.29)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.99 ($2.89-$3.14)                            Diesel                                     

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