Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s July 15 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.70 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is nine cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.79. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was thirteen cents higher at $2.83.
“Gas prices over the last week increased for the majority of motorists east of the Mississippi,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “More expensive crude oil prices, robust demand, and decreasing gasoline supply all contributed to the higher prices.” Hurricane Barry appears to have had little impact on average prices across the country.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 52 cents, from a low of $2.53 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
$2.70 ($2.53-$3.05) Regular Unleaded
$2.89 ($2.65-$3.25) Midgrade Unleaded
$3.06 ($2.82-$3.45) Premium Unleaded
$3.03 ($2.73-$3.39) Diesel
Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by visiting AAA.com/FuelFinder.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 66 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.