FRAMINGHAM – Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
AAA Northeast’s October 28 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.50 per gallon.
Massachusetts’s price is 10 cents below the national average of $2.60.
A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 30 cents higher at $2.80 per gallon.
“Across the country, we saw a jump in gasoline demand combined with a draw-down in gasoline stocks, which may account for the penny increase in Massachusetts today,” said Mary Maguire, Director, Public and Legislative Affairs,in a press release. “Refinery maintenance also continues across the country, which can also have the effect of boosting the price a bit.”
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 76 cents, from a low of $2.29 to a high of $3.05.
AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area.
Please remember to slow down and move over for any emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
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 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.