FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s February 12 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is two cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.58.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 37 cents lower at $2.19.
“The rise in prices in Massachusetts stands in contrast with much of the country which this week is seeing stable or declining prices,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “The continuing growth in U.S. crude oil production may give the market some pause as it continues to assess the long-term impact of OPEC’s production reduction agreement, which remains in effect through the end of 2018.”
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.