AAA: Gas Prices Up 3 Cents To Start May

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up three cents from last week ($2.77), averaging $2.80 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 6 cents higher than a month ago ($2.74), and 87 cents higher than May 3, 2020 ($1.93).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 10 cents lower than the national average.

“While we saw little price fluctuation at the pump in April, we’re likely to see much larger increases as demand for gasoline begins to increase, especially as Memorial Day and the busy summer travel season approaches,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release.

AAA Northeast’s May 3 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 2 cents higher than last week ($2.88), averaging $2.90 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 3 cents higher than a month ago ($2.87), and $1.12 higher than this day last year ($1.78).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$2.83$2.80$2.77$1.92

*Prices as of May 3, 2021


AAA Northeast is a not-for-profit auto club with 71 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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