Gas Prices Up 50 Cents Over Last Year
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One week after showing no movement, gasoline prices in Massachusetts are back up this week, the ninth week out of the last 10 in which prices have risen, according to AAA Southern New England.
AAA's Feb. 7 survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $3.119 per gallon, one cent higher than last week. The current price is a penny below the national average for self-serve unleaded of $3.12. A year ago at this time, the Massachusetts average price was $2.65.
The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 26 cents, from a low of $2.99 to a high of $3.25. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every time.
Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto AAA.com and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools.
|$3.11($2.999-$3.259)||Regular Unleaded||$3.22 ($3.169-$3.269)|
|$3.22 ($3.109-$3.399)||Midgrade Unleaded||$3.33 ($3.299-$3.369)|
|$3.33 ($3.209-$3.499)||Premium Unleaded||$3.43 ($3.399-$3.469)|
|$3.55 ($3.459-$3.699)||Diesel||$3.61 ($3.589-$3.659)|
|AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week
Plan ahead. When running errands, try to combine multiple tasks into one trip. Several short trips starting with a cold engine each time can use twice as much gas as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Also, plan the route in advance to drive the fewest miles.
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