AAA Reports Mass. Gas Prices Are 12 Cents Lower Than National Average

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is one penny higher than last week at $2.93. However, residents should still feel lucky because Massachusetts’ average gas price is 12 cents lower than the national average.
AAA Northeast released a report of it showed the national average is $3.05 a gallon.

“Since April, we’ve seen a steady rise in demand for gasoline with more people commuting to the office and taking to the roads for vacation. This increasing demand and decreasing supply--combined with higher crude oil prices--mean pump prices are likely to fluctuate throughout June,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs. “We could see some price decreases early in the month as the school year ends, and increases mid-month as summer travel picks up.”

This is how Rhode Island and Connecticut are doing in comparison to Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast:

Region Current Price* One Week Ago One Month Ago One Year Ago

Massachusetts $2.93 $2.92 $2.84 $2.01

Rhode Island $2.96 $2.94 $2.87 $2.00

Connecticut $3.08 $3.07 $2.99 $2.00

California had the highest gas prices, averaging at $4.22 a gallon.

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