FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up five cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s August 7 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.29 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is five cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.34.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was twenty four cents lower at $2.05.
“U.S. crude oil inventories are moving down, while summer gasoline demand is going up – the perfect storm for August price increases,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “All eyes are on the meeting of OPEC nations to see what changes if any will be made to their current production cutbacks.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 38 cents, from a low of $2.15 to a high of $2.53.
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.