FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up six cents from last week ($2.69), averaging $2.75 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
Today’s price is 28 cents higher than a month ago ($2.47), and 38 cents higher than March 15, 2020 ($2.34).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is 11 cents lower than the national average.
Following last month’s winter storm in Texas, the national gas price average has jumped nearly 40 cents to $2.86. Prices will continue to increase this week, especially following the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly reports showing a second week of major decline in gasoline stocks and a substantial increase in U.S. demand.
“On average, Americans are paying 14% more to fill-up compared to February,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release.. “With increased demand and tighter gasoline supplies, we are looking at more expensive pump prices with little relief in the weeks ahead.”
AAA Northeast’s March 15 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 9 cents higher than last week ($2.77), averaging $2.86 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 36 cents higher than a month ago ($2.50), and 60 cents higher than this day last year ($2.26).
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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