AAA: Mass Gas Prices Up 23 Cents Since May

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FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up 1 cent from last week ($3.02), averaging $3.03 per gallon, according to AAA Nortehast, which has an office on Route 9 in Framingham.

Today’s price is 4 cents higher than a month ago ($2.99), and 90 cents higher than August 2, 2020 ($2.13). Massachusetts’s average gas price is 14 cents lower than the national average.

“Americans are paying a pretty penny to hit the road this summer. On average, Massachusetts motorists are paying 23 cents more to fill up since the beginning of May,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs. “August could prove to be even more expensive if crude oil prices increase, driven by market concerns of rising COVID case numbers and how that could negatively affect global demand in the near future.”

AAA Northeast’s August 2 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 2 cents higher than last week ($3.15), averaging $3.17 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 5 cents higher than a month ago ($3.12), and 99 cents higher than this day last year ($2.18).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$3.03$3.02$2.99$2.13
Rhode Island$3.04$3.03$3.00$2.14
Connecticut$3.16$3.15$3.12$2.20

*Prices as of August 2, 2021

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