FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up nine cents from last week ($3.18), averaging $3.27 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.
Today’s price is 17 cents higher than a month ago ($3.10), and $1.17 higher than October 18, 2020 ($2.10).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is 5 cents lower than the national average.
“Compared to the price of gas a year ago, it now costs consumers about $17 more to fill up their vehicles,” says Mary Maguire, Director of Public/Government Affairs, for AAA Northeast, in a press release. “And unfortunately, it doesn’t look like drivers will be finding relief at the pump any time soon.” Increasing crude oil prices are the primary factor in the higher prices at the pump.
The last time prices in Massachusetts were this high was October of 2014 at $3.32 per gallon.
AAA Northeast’s October 18 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 5 cents higher than last week ($3.27), averaging $3.32 a gallon.
Today’s national average price is 13 cents higher than a month ago ($3.19), and $1.16 higher than this day last year ($2.16).
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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.