AAA Reports Gas Price Up Two Cents

Average price for regular unleaded is $2.52/gallon

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

AAA Northeast’s December 16 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.52 per gallon. Massachusetts’s price is 3 cents below the national average of $2.55. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 7 cents higher at $2.59 per gallon.

“Prices generally are within a few cents of where they’ve been throughout the fall,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs. “In the lead up to the holidays we may see a small spike in demand, but not enough to impact gas prices substantially.”

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 80 cents, from a low of $2.29 to a high of $3.09. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area. Please remember to slow down and move over for any emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                           Grade                        

$2.52 ($2.29-$3.09)                            Regular Unleaded                  

$2.80 ($2.59-$3.09)                            Midgrade Unleaded               

$2.93 ($2.69-$3.39)                            Premium Unleaded                

$2.97 ($2.69-$3.29)                            Diesel                                     

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on