FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s October 9 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.84 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is seven cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.91.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 29 cents lower at $2.55.
“Crude oil has priced higher amid concerns of global crude supply and geopolitical tensions, including pending sanctions with Iran and Venezuela’s unstable economy,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release. “In much of the country this has resulted in increases at the gas pumps, but strong supplies have kept those higher prices from reaching our area, at least to this point.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 40 cents, from a low of $2.69 to a high of $3.09.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 67 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.