FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up nine cents from last week, averaging $3.19 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast.
Today’s price is 11 cents higher than a month ago ($3.08), and $1.08 higher than October 12, 2020 ($2.11).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is eight cents lower than the national average.
“The key driver for this recent rise in the price of gas is crude oil, which typically accounts for between 50% and 60% of the price at the pump,” says Mary Maguire, Director of Public/Government Affairs, in a press release. “And last week’s decision by OPEC and its oil-producing allies to not increase production further also helped boost gas prices by tightening the supply.”
AAA Northeast’s October 12 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 7 cents higher than last week ($3.20), averaging $3.27 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 10 cents higher than a month ago ($3.17), and $1.09 higher than this day last year ($2.18).
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*Prices as of October 12, 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.