FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up four cents this week according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
It’s the highest gasoline price recorded since the second week in January.
AAA’s April 17 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.28 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is 12 cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.40.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 20 cents lower at $2.08.
“Production cuts from the oil-producing nations of OPEC are keeping crude oil prices above $53 per barrel,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs. “That combines with seasonal refinery maintenance and increasing demand to keep springtime gas prices on the rise.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 29 cents, from a low of $2.15 to a high of $2.44.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 61 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.