AAA: Attacks On Saudi Arabian Oil is Main Cause For Gas Price Increase

FRAMINGHAM – The recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities resulted in higher gas prices across the country, but some of the smaller increases were in the northeast region, where prices in Massachusetts only rose four cents.

AAA Northeast’s September 23 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-
serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon.

AAA has an office in Framingham, off Route 9.

Massachusetts’s price is 10 cents below the national average of $2.66.

A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 27 cents higher at $2.83 per gallon.

“The good news is we are seeing downward movement with crude oil prices and stabilization at gas pumps, but Americans can expect some fluctuation through the end of the month,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Legislative Affairs.

“Should Saudi’s crude production be back to full capacity shortly, the price spikes are likely to be temporary,” she said in a press release.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 64 cents, from a low of $2.35 to a high of $2.99.


AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 64 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.2 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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