Regular unleaded gasoline prices in Massachusetts, which had been inching closer to the $2.00 mark, are headed upward once again as the summer vacation season draws to a close, according to AAA Northeast.
AAA’s Aug. 22 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.07 per gallon, up three cents from last week. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 33 cents higher at 2.40 per gallon.
“Higher crude oil prices are driving up numbers at the pump, but late summer travelers are still benefitting from gasoline prices significantly lower than at this time last August,” says AAA’s Mary Maguire.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 70 cents, from a low of $1.89 to a high of $2.59. 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
$2.07 ($1.89-$2.59) Regular Unleaded
$2.37 ($2.04-$3.19) Midgrade Unleaded
$2.55 ($2.37-$3.09) Premium Unleaded
$2.32 ($2.19-$2.57) 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 members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Northeast office.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 62 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.