AAA: Gas Prices Jump 7 Cents in Massachusetts

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up seven cents from last week ($2.27), averaging $2.34 per gallon, accoridng to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham off Route 9.

Today’s price is 19 cents higher than a month ago ($2.15), and 24 cents cheaper than January 18, 2020 ($2.58).

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

“These rising prices were expected as supply tightens and crude oil gets more expensive,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release.

AAA Northeast’s January 18 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 7 cents higher than last week ($2.31), averaging $2.38 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 17 cents higher than a month ago ($2.21), and 17 cents cheaper than this day last year ($2.55).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$2.34$2.27$2.15$2.58
Rhode Island$2.34$2.26$2.15$2.58
Connecticut$2.43$2.34$2.20$2.67

*Prices as of January 18, 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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