Today’s prices are 6¢ higher than just a month ago and 87¢ than this time last year
AAA Northeast has released their weekly gas price update. According to the latest data, Massachusetts’s average gas price is up another three cents this week. Last week saw a three cent increase ($2.77), averaging $2.80 per gallon. As of May 3, 2021, the price of gas in the Commonwealth is 6 cents higher than a month ago ($2.74), and 87 cents higher than May 3, 2020 ($1.93).
The only bright spot in this week’s report? Massachusetts’s average gas price continues to be about 10 cents lower than the national average.
“While we saw little price fluctuation at the pump in April, we’re likely to see much larger increases as demand for gasoline begins to increase, especially as Memorial Day and the busy summer travel season approaches,” said Mary Maguire, AAA Northeast Director of Public and Government Affairs.
AAA Northeast’s May 3 survey of fuel prices found the current national average to be 2 cents higher than last week ($2.88), averaging $2.90 a gallon. Today’s national average price is 3 cents higher than a month ago ($2.87), and $1.12 higher than this day last year ($1.78).