FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up five cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s May 14 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.81 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is six cents below the national average for regular unleaded of $2.87.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 52 cents lower at $2.29.
“The geopolitical tensions prompted by the White House decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, combined with higher crude oil prices, growing global demand, shrinking supply, and the seasonal switchover to summer blend gasoline are all combining to drive up prices at the pump,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 30 cents, from a low of $2.69 to a high of $2.99.
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.