Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up five cents this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s May 14 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.81 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is six cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.87. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 52 cents lower at $2.29.
“The geopolitical tensions prompted by the White House decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, combined with higher crude oil prices, growing global demand, shrinking supply, and the seasonal switchover to summer blend gasoline are all combining to drive up prices at the pump,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 30 cents, from a low of $2.69 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:
$2.81 ($2.69-$2.99) Regular Unleaded
$3.01 ($2.79-$3.39) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.19 ($2.89-$3.49) Premium Unleaded
$3.09 ($2.95-$3.24) 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.