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FRAMINGHAM – The average gas price in Massachusetts is up 7 cents from last week ($3.30), averaging $3.37 per gallon, according to AAA Northeast, which has an office in Framingham.

Today’s price is 2 cents lower than a month ago ($3.39), and 1 cent higher than January 23, 2022 ($3.36).

Massachusetts’ average gas price is 5 cents lower than the national average.

“Gas prices are up as crude oil prices have risen to levels not seen since mid-November thanks to expectations that cooling inflation will spike demand in the United States and China’s economy bounces back from COVID-related shutdowns,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, in a press release. “Even though national crude inventories have rebounded and are now substantially above average, some of the surplus is due to a drop in refinery output in recent weeks.”

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AAA Northeast’s January 23 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 12 cents higher than last week ($3.30), averaging $3.42 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 33 cents higher than a month ago ($3.09), and is 10 cents higher than this day last year ($3.32).

RegionCurrent Price*One Week AgoOne Month AgoOne Year Ago
Rhode Island$3.35$3.25$3.28$3.34

*Prices as of January 23, 2023

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 service

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