AAA: Massachusetts Gas Prices Jump Another 21 Cents

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FRAMINGHAM –  Massachusetts’s average gas price is up 21 cents from last week ($4.39), averaging $4.60 per gallon. 

Today’s price is 53 cents higher than a month ago ($4.07), and $1.69 higher than May 16, 2021 ($2.91).

Massachusetts’s average gas price is 12 cents higher than the national average.

“The high cost of crude oil, the key ingredient in gasoline, continues to push up pump prices dramatically for consumers,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “Even the annual seasonal demand dip for gasoline that we typically see between spring break and Memorial Day–which would normally help lower prices–is having no effect this year.”

AAA Northeast’s May 16 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 16 cents higher than last week ($4.32), averaging $4.48 a gallon.

Today’s national average price is 41 cents higher a month ago ($4.07), and $1.44 higher than this day last year ($3.04).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Massachusetts$4.60$4.39$4.07$2.91
Rhode Island$4.57$4.37$3.99$2.93
Connecticut$4.53$4.32$3.89$3.06

*Prices as of May 16, 2022

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

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