FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s February 18 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.35 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is four cents higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.31.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 15 cents higher at $2.50.
“Crude oil prices have continued their ascent in recent days, due to a growing belief that global supplies are tightening,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, n a media release. “The start of refinery maintenance season plus the increased demand that comes with milder weather could start to pull pump prices higher over the coming weeks.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 88 cents, from a low of $2.17 to a high of $3.05.