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
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.