FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham off Route 9.
AAA’s February 5 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.53 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is eight cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.61.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 34 cents lower at $2.19.
“Every motorist in the country is paying more at the pump than they did a year ago,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release.
“Strong demand coupled with steadily rising oil prices means filling up will continue to cost consumers more this month,” she said.
On the week, U.S. consumer gasoline demand hit 9 million barrels per day. In 2017, demand did not reach this mark until early March, according to the federal Energy Information Administration
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 34 cents, from a low of $2.45 to a high of $2.79.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 65 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.