FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have meandered around the $2.50 mark for the last two months, and today, December 4, still sit 22 cents higher than late August, just before Hurricane Harvey struck Texas.
AAA Northeast’s December 4 survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.48 cents per gallon, the same as a week ago. Massachusetts’s price is the same as the national average of $2.48.
A year ago at this time, the average price in the state was 37 cents lower at $2.11 per gallon.
“While prices locally have come down from the post-Harvey highs, increases in crude oil prices from OPEC production cuts along with solid demand throughout the fall have kept them from tumbling further and quicker,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a press release. “We’re hopeful that cheaper winter gas prices are on our door step as current demand is hitting the lowest mark since back in February.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 48 cents, from a low of $2.31 to a high of $2.79.
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.