AAA: Gas Prices Increase 6 Cents in Massachusetts

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up six cents from last week ($2.21), averaging $2.27 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

 Today’s price is 16 cents higher than a month ago ($2.11), and 32 cents cheaper than January 11, 2020 ($2.59).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 4 cents lower than the national average.

“Gas prices are rising as supply tightens and crude oil gets more expensive. Decreasing demand is outweighed by these other factors at the moment,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “Last week crude oil pushed to the highest price since before the pandemic. If crude prices remain high, Americans can expect to pay more at the pump this month.”

AAA Northeast’s January 11 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 6 cents higher than last week ($2.25), averaging $2.31 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 16 cents higher than a month ago ($2.15), and 27 cents cheaper than this day last year ($2.58).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$2.27$2.21$2.11$2.59
Rhode Island$2.26$2.22$2.11$2.58
Connecticut$2.34$2.27$2.17$2.69

*Prices as of January 11, 2021

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AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 70 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 6 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services.

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