AAA: Mass Gas Prices Jump 6 Cents
FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts’s average gas price is up 6 cents from last week ($4.07), averaging $4.13 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham off Route 9.
Today’s price is 12 cents lower than a month ago ($4.25), and $1.30 higher than April 25, 2021 ($2.77).
Massachusetts’s average gas price is 1 cent higher than the national average.
The recent dip in pump prices has reversed, with the national average for a gallon of regular gas rising four cents over the past week to $4.12. Upward pricing pressure on concerns that less Russian oil will enter the global market is countered by fears of a COVID-induced economic slowdown in China, the world’s leading oil consumer. These opposing forces are causing the oil price to hover around $100 a barrel.
“As long as the price of oil stays elevated, the price at the pump will struggle to fall,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs. “Consumers may be catching a little break from March’s record-high prices, but don’t expect any dramatic drops.”
AAA Northeast’s April 25 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 4 cents higher than last week ($4.08), averaging $4.12 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 12 cents lower a month ago ($4.24), and $1.24 higher than this day last year ($2.88).
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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.