FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up eight cents this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham
AAA’s April 22 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.69 per gallon.
The Massachusetts price is fifteen cents lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.84.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was two cents lower at $2.67.
“Monday morning crude oil was trending higher on reports that the U.S. State Department plans to end the use of waivers for countries to import oil from Iran in an attempt to end all oil exports from that country,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs, in a media statement. “Decreases in Iranian exports could tighten supply in the global market, though that could be balanced by increased U.S. production.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 58 cents, from a low of $2.47 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.