AAA Reports Gas Prices Up Another Six Cents

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.61/gallon

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

AAA’s April 15 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.61 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is twenty-two cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.83. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was one cent lower at $2.60.

“Spring gas prices continue to climb as the switchover to summer blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce, becomes more prevalent,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “Demand has skyrocketed in the last few weeks, and while prices locally are significantly below the national average, they are still up 12 cents since the start of the year.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 60 cents, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $3.05. 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                        

$2.61 ($2.45-$3.05)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.79 ($2.65-$3.09)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.99 ($2.75-$3.29)                            Premium Unleaded                

$3.06 ($2.75-$3.39)                            Diesel 

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