FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA’s March 11 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.39 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is eight cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.47.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 11 cents higher at $2.50.
“Increasing demand, fluctuating oil prices, and decreasing supplies have combined to drive gas prices up across the country,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media release“Pump prices may continue to increase in coming weeks, but AAA does not expect this year’s high to be nearly as expensive as last year’s national peak price of $2.97.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 82 cents, from a low of $2.23 to a high of $3.05.
AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.
AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 66 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.