Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s May 7 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.76 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is five cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.81. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 47 cents lower at $2.29.
“Crude oil prices are topping 70 dollars a barrel this morning, and pushing up prices at the pump once again,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Rising crude prices, combined with geopolitical tensions that raise concerns about the supply of oil and energy products, are putting upward pressure on the market.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 32 cents, from a low of $2.67 to a high of $2.99. 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:
$2.76 ($2.67-$2.99) Regular Unleaded
$2.95 ($2.79-$3.09) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.12 ($2.95-$3.39) Premium Unleaded
$3.08 ($2.95-$3.29) 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.